New RAE board members soon, candidacies due today

Candidates seeking three vacant board positions, of seven in total, at RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, have until today to submit their applications.

The authority has been left with four board members since Tuesday as the terms of three officials, Nikos Boulaxis (photo), the former chief, his deputy Sotiris Manolkidis and board member Nektaria Karakatsani, have all ended.

The government is expected to move swiftly to decide on its proposal for new director at RAE, energypress sources informed. Boulaxis is not running for an additional term.

Talks have already begun in search of a date when the new RAE board will be presented, by law, to Greek Parliament’s permanent committee on institutions and transparency.

RAE’s board members are selected by the energy minister before proposed to this committee for appointment. The committee is usually given a 30-day period to discuss the proposals, but, in this case, procedures are expected to be swift.

Decisions on the RAE board’s new faces could be reached as soon as this weekend, sources informed.