Following an investigation into privileged access to lignite for the state-owned generator, the Greek Government has offered to open up 40 per cent of lignite-fired generation to competitors. In 2008, the European Commission found that Greece had breached competition law by granting the incumbent Public Power Corporation privileged access to the cheapest source of fuel for energy generation in Greece. As a result, PPC was able to reinforce its dominant market position to the detriment of new entrants. In response, in 2009, the Greek Government offered to tender four new lignite mines to competitors. Recently, the Greek government asked the Commission if it could revise this arrangement and offer competitors access to rights in PPC’s existing lignite-fired plants and participation in future projects. The Commission has invited interested stakeholders to comment on the new commitments.