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Greek Daily News 11/06/2024

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ECONOMY

-Taxpayers will have to pay 39.425 billion euros between June and December, compared to approximately 23.5 billion they paid in the first five months, Naftemporiki reported.

-Electricity consumers should expect further rate hikes in July after the price increase in the wholesale market, while a permanent threat for additional charges is the deficit of the renewables account (ELAPE), which the latest forecasts raise to 600 million euros by year-end, Kathimerini reported.

SHIPPING

-A total of 7,003,150 passengers were transported to various port destinations in Greece in 2023 with 5,230 cruise ship arrivals, compared to 4,629,650 passengers in 2022 and 4,780 cruise ship arrivals, according to data from the Hellenic Ports Association.

-Costs are skyrocketing on ferry routes. To travel from Piraeus to Syros in August and return, it costs a family of four 231 euros by conventional ship and €508 by high-speed vessels. The one-way fare from Milos to Amorgos in economy class costs €105 per person, while from Milos to Santorini it’s €93.70, according to Kathimerini.