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Greece Offers Timid Support for Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Greece on Sunday condemned the loss of life and said it was ready to assist efforts to ease tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), but it fell short of expressing its full support for the Armenian cause. The...

PM Tsipras Visits Greek-Bulgarian Border to Launch New Gas Pipeline

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the Greek-Bulgarian border, at the village of Kirkovo on Wednesday, to attend a ceremony for the launching of the construction of a new gas pipeline. The new pipeline will be called "Gas Interconnector...

Greece Cancels DESFA Stake Sale to Azerbaijan's Socar

The Greek government on Wednesday cancelled the sale of a 66 percent stake of the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) to Azerbaijan's Socar. The energy ministry announced that the Azeri company's proposal to reduce the price of the sale...

DESFA Sale Puts Strain in Greece-Azerbaijan Business Relations

The apparent failure of the agreement between Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company (SOCAR) to buy 66% of Greece's natural gas distribution network (DESFA) is putting a strain between Athens and the Azeri government. According to a real.gr report, Azeri authorities are dissatisfied...

‘Hellas’ Exhibition at Baku Features Children’s Art Inspired by Ancient Greece

An art exhibition entitled “Hellas” in the Centro Italiano Baku has opened its doors for little art lovers until March 11, featuring art by children inspired by Ancient Greece, according to a Azernews report. The theme of the exhibition is...

European Commission Approves Greece-Azerbaijan Gas Pipeline Deal

The European Commission approved the Host Government Agreement between Greece and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), allowing the new gas pipeline to enter Europe, the Commission said on its website on March 3. The agreement sets out how TAP will...

Petrounias Wins First Gold for Greece in European Games

Gymnast Lefteris Petrounias was the first Greek to win a gold medal in the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, by placing first in the men's rings on Saturday. The 24-year-old world champion managed to edge out Russia's Nikita Ignatyev, who was...

Greek Sports Minister: Athens Olympic Games Were a Catastrophe for the Greek Economy

Greek Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis characterized the Athens Olympic Games "a bad example" in an interview to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on the occasion of the European Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Kontonis said that the way the Olympic Games were organized and the...

Greek Energy Minister in Moscow to Request Lift of Embargo to Greek Products

The lifting of the embargo to Greek agricultural products in Russia will be a key issue in today's visit of Greek Minister of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Panagiotis Lafazanis in Moscow. The Greek delegation will discuss the return of Greek...

Azeri Gas Company Says No to Greece on Gas Pipeline Deal

The Azeri state energy company SOCAR said no to Greece on three requests made by new Greek Minister of Productive Reconstruction Panagiotis Lafazanis regarding the new Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). In his recent visit to Baku and his meeting with President...