By @galaxyarchis, translated by @Krotkie
Five months after the freezing of the privatizations programme, and mainly further to zero results of the Development and Privatization of public property Fund (TAIPED), the file is back with great intensity. Privatizations are coming back to the new government's (New Democracy-PASOK-Democratic Left) agenda, which is evident in the Prime Minister's, Antonis Samaras, first speech.
The five-year (2011-15) program of privatization of Utilities Services and utilization of public property, was adjusted in early 2012, with the expectation of gains of around 3.2 billion euros. Nevertheles, only two privatizations will be finalised by the end of 2012, the rest of them being postponed to 2013, when the programme will be accelerated with the target of gains will be set of 7,4 bns for the two years together.