Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russia - Greece Negotiations
April 7, 2015 17:19


The Russian authorities are ready to discuss the issue of allocation of multiple loans with the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras, in case Russian state companies gain control over some Greek assets, as “Kommersant” newspaper writes on the eve of the  official visit of Tsipras to Moscow. 

The Deputy Head of the Ministry of Defense of Greece Kostas Isihos, representing the country in the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Industrial and Scientific-Technical Cooperation, told to the newspaper that the delegation from Athens plans to “agree upon a beginning of a new spring in the relations between the EU and Russia” or at least in the bilateral relations. During the visit the new Prime Minister of Greece will meet the President Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the Speaker of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill . 

The main topics for discussion at the first three meetings, according to the edition, will be the level of interest of Athens in the construction of the “Turkish Stream” gas pipeline. According to the newspaper, last week the Minister of Energy of Greece Panayiotis Lafazanis came to Moscow to ask for a discount on gas starting from next year and mitigating of conditions of the “take or pay” principle of setting fines in case the volumes of gas purchased are smaller than planned. Instead, the Greek authorities are allegedly ready to offer to the Kremlin the participation of Russian companies in tenders for oil and gas exploration on the shelf of the Ionian Sea.

According to the source of the edition in the Russian government, the Russian party is ready to listen to the offers made by Greeks concerning a discount on gas and discuss the possibility of granting new loans. “But we are, in our turn, interested in counter-movement  - particularly in terms of receiving certain assets in Greece by Russia” - he stressed.

The possible options named by “Kommersant” include the gas company DEPA, the privatized railway operator TrainOSE and the sea ports of Athens and Thessaloniki. “Gazprom” and “Russian Railways” were interested in these projects earlier. During the talks in Moscow they can also raise the topic of supplies of Greek products covered by the embargo to the Russian market, the embargo being introduced in response to the EU sanctions. According to the representative of the Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Monitoring Service Aleksei Alekseenko, Greece may be given the opportunity to sell cheese after inspections of livestock companies.

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Russia International Gazprom    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

RUSSIA CALLING! Investment Forum Seven Criminal Cases Against The Far East Zvezda Plant NGO Bill Black Panther, Bloody Diamond and a Cannibal's Bounty More Than 40 Russian Outlets Will Participate In the Tax Free System

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

St. Petersburg  Bashmakovo  Leningrad Region  Sakhalin Oblast  Russian oil  meldonium  Staritsa  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week   Russian music  Year of Literature  Moscow Subway  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Treasures  Tretyakov Gallery  Zaraisk   Fashion Futurum  Icons  Molyobka  Animal Protection  Russian Orthodox Church  Central Bank  Narimanov  Saint Petersburg  Christmas  Russian Cinema  Moscow  Censorship  Zabaikalsky Territory  Wooden Architecture  National Agency for Financial Studies  Russian scientists  Pskov  Hermitage Museum  music  Sokolniki Park  winter tours  Russian business  Skopin  Klepikov  Russia culture  Russian science  DDoS-attacks  Russian social networks  Pussy Riot case  Russian economy  Night of Arts Festival  Vladimir Tsigal  Russian designers  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian tourism 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites