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Greece reiterates natural gas sufficiency, while drafting contingency plan

European countries are putting plans in place to manage gas supply and even ration power in case Russian gas flows stop completely or a planned outage at the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, starting on July 11, is extended beyond July 21. Greece reiterates its sufficiency in natural gs and at …

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Greece can handle potential natural gas supply cut-off from Russia, says Energy Minister

Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said on Monday that Greece can handle potential natural gas supply cut-off from Russia. The minister stressed that Greece “faces one of the lowest risks in Europe in terms of supply sufficiency, provided that liquefied natural gas (LNG) is available.” However, “we are systematically …

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Greece’s Public Power Company prepared in case Russian gas flow stops

Public Power Corporation has worked out a plan to secure power supplies under an “extreme” scenario of Russia halting gas flows to Europe, its top manager said on Wednesday. PPC, which is 34% owned by the state, generates 50% of electricity in Greece and gas accounted for about 40% of …

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EU Commission revises forecasts for Greece’s economy downwards to 3.5%

The European Commission has revised its forecasts for the Greek economy downwards, envisaging a GDP growth of 3.5% in 2022 and 3.1% in 2023, from 4.9% and 3.5% respectively in its winter forecasts made in last February. On Monday, the Commission released its spring 2022 report on economic growth in …

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Greece among countries pushing for lifting Russian oil ban with EU-owned tankers

The European Union plans to abandon the proposal banning EU-owned ships from carrying Russian oil to third countries. Among the EU member states that pushed for the lifting if the export ban is Greece. According to a report, Bloomberg has learned and with those familiar with the matter, the proposal …

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“Azov is part of Ukrainian Army” Zelensky tells ERT; controversial ethnic Greek fighter dead

The Azov “is part of the Ukrainian army. The Nazis are the Russians.” With a month delay Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky said about the video presence of two fighters of the controversial neo-Nazi brigade in the Greek parliament beginning of April, an act that had provoked a storm of reactions. …

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FM Dendias: Greece asked The Hague prosecutor to investigate crimes in Mariupol

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has said that he sent a letter to the International Criminal Court in The Hague asking for the investigation of crimes against the ethnic Greek community committed in Mariupol and two other villages in eastern Ukraine. In an interview with daily kathimerini, Dendias stressed that …

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Stoltenberg hints at risks from Turkey’s S-400, No-Fly Zone in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown the importance of NATO allies not being dependent on Russian military equipment, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in his speech at the Diplomacy Forum in Antalya on Friday. While he did not explicitly mentioned the Russian S-400 missiles, both Turkish and Greek media understood …

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Russia Foreign Ministry lashes out at Greece, accuses Gov’t of “hypocrisy”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry went one step further towards a deeper deterioration of the Greek-Russian relations, directly accusing the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis of “hypocricy” and a “defamation campaign against Russia.” The verbal attack was launched by Maria Zakharova, the information and press director of the ministry in Moscow. According …

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“Greece is on the right side of history,” says PM Mitsotakis

“Greece is on the right side of history,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in his opening remarks to an online cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The main message from Tuesday’s parliamentary debate, he said, was that the country is determined, along with its allies in the EU, to uphold international law …

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