Greece is not a plot and can’t be blackmailed, nor does it believe that with its choices in the energy sector it becomes part of a problem, stated on Friday Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis responding to US Department of State coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hoschstein on Greece’s stance before the Russian natural gas pipeline.
In his statement, Lafazanis noted “On the contrary, our choice to support a pipeline carrying Russian gas on Greek territory is nationally and economically beneficial and gives positive solutions for cooperation, sufficiency in energy and the safety of the region and of Europe.
Greece is following with consistency a new independent and multidimensional energy policy with ambition to make the country a multilateral energy hub within which will be allocated and distributed the routes and the natural gas origin sources without exclusions and neo Cold War prejudice.
The new emerging independent Greece is a source of stability, safety and trust for all the people. A force that shows a different way for peace, progress, justice and relations of equality among the countries.”