Greece presents winter quarters to crisis-hit Germans

The nation’s heat local weather might develop into a haven for vacationers amid an vitality crunch, tourism minister instructed media

Greece might be delighted to welcome aged Germans vacationers and provides them shelter from the upcoming winter, inflation and vitality disaster, Vasilis Kikilias, the nation’s Minister for Tourism, supplied on Thursday.

In autumn and winter, we, Greeks, can be delighted to welcome German pensioners who need to expertise a ‘Mediterranean winter,’ with Greek hospitality, delicate climate and high-quality providers,” he instructed Germany’s Bild tabloid. “We might be ready for you right here.”

His feedback have been echoed by Panagiotis Simandirakis, the mayor of Chania on the Greek island of Crete. “We invite each single German who needs to come back to us this winter and keep right here – away from the crises,” he mentioned, touting native hospitality and what he mentioned was the very best year-round local weather in Europe.

We’ve no want for in-house heating,“ Simandirakis reminded.

On Wednesday, Romania’s Deputy Prime Minister Hunor Kelemen warned that the EU might expertise the hardest winter in a long time because of the sanctions it had imposed on Russia. “Will probably be a harsh winter, maybe the harshest one within the final 40-50-60 years,” he mentioned.

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Bild reported on Sunday that skyrocketing heating prices may see many Germans unable to pay their payments. The tabloid additionally warned that Germany may expertise not simply one other value hike this winter however face an acute vitality provide scarcity if Russia stops its gasoline provides.

These considerations have develop into extra pressing after Russian gasoline main Gazprom suspended the operations of the Nord Stream 1 gasoline pipeline for annual upkeep, which is about to be full in late July. In the midst of June, gasoline circulate by the route was slashed to 40% of capability as a consequence of a serviced turbine that wasn’t returned on time from Canada due to sanctions slapped on Russia.