Greek energy minister: «Closer relations with Russia on energy”

Greek energy minister: «Closer relations with Russia on energy”

Athens, December 21, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Olga Mavrou

Greek Energy Minister Panos Skourletis stated (during an interview to greek  newspaper “Epochi” ) that next  year will be important for the economical relations of Greece and  Russia  on the energy field.  He also noted that the cost of energy in Greece is quite high and households, corporations and municipalities owe 2 billion euros to the main (and state owned) electricity provider PPC

As far as it concerns the pipeline that would run from Russia and Turkey through Greece to  southern  Europe,  he said:

“Though the tense relations between Russia and Turkey may thwart plans to have the pipeline pass through Turkey, I feel Russia is interested in moving ahead with the pipeline even if this meant relocating from Turkey to Bulgaria”.