The Parliament once again blocked the release of 138,000 euros for the purchase of two hybrid limousines, intended for the Deputy Ministers of Social Welfare and Culture.
It is the second time in a few months that the members of the Finance House Committee reject the relevant request. Currently, the two deputy ministers use conventional vehicles, manufactured between 2008 and 2012.
A spokesman of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services said, in addition to the environmental benefits, the hybrid cars will consume less fuel than the vehicles the Deputy Ministers use now.
He also added that within the framework of the EU Green Deal, 55% of polluting vehicles must be replaced by 2030.
The state has recently proceeded with the purchase of 32 electrical vehicles to cover the needs of the public service.