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“I had agreed with Russia to give cash that would help with Grexit,” claims ex Syriza Minister

Panagiotis Lafazanis, energy minister in the first SYRIZA government, claimed he had agreed with Moscow in 2015 that Russia would make a down-payment for a gas pipeline so that the money could be used to finance rexit if the country would decide to leave the euro zone. Lafazanis told Vima …

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SYRIZA split: Left Platform to run for elections, it may even claim mandate to negotiate for a new Greek govenrment

Twenty five SYRIZA lawmakers mainly from Left Platform of former Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis split from the party Tsipras’ party on Friday morning and formed their own independent group with the name “Popular Unity”. The anti-Memorandum party will run for the elections called on Thursday after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras …

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Greece and Russia sign Memorandum on Turkish Stream pipeline

All good on the Eastern Front. Greece and Russia signed a memorandum of cooperation on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is going to meet President Vladimir Putin in the afternoon. The Greek delegation officially attends the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. Friday morning, Russia and Greece …

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Gazprom CEO in Athens for talks with PM Tsipras, Energy Minister Lafazanis

Alexei Miller, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Management Committee of Russian energy company Gazprom will be in Athens tomorrow, Tuesday to talks with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Energy Minister  Panagiotis Lafazanis. Miller, Tsipras and Lafazanis will discuss “current energy issues of interest,” Greek …

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Business and claims as usual: “Greece is defaulting” each and every day

Over the Easter days, Greece was exposed to a barrage of negative media reports claiming that a “Greek default” was “imminent” if the bailout talks between the Greek government and the creditors fail. The claims continued also today with the aim to increase pressure ahead of the Euro Group meeting …

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Privatizations in Energy sector cause rift in Greek government

Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis declared absolute negative towards privatizations in Greece’s energy sector. “There is not going to be any privatization in DEH [Public Power Company] in DEPA [natural gas distribution operator ] or ELPE [Petroleum Company]. I repeat what I have said until today,” Lafazanis told daily TA NEA. …

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