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Greek Energy Minister: 'Greece Supports Construction of TAP, IGB Pipelines'

The Greek government will support the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) pipeline and will work for the swiftest possible completion, Productive Reconstruction, Greek Environment and Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis said on...

Development Company Claims 'Elliniko' Acquisition Was Legal

Lamda Development, the company that has acquired the former Athens International Airport at the southern suburb of Elliniko, stated that the process was fully legal. The statement came just a few hours after Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis'...

Minister of Productive Reconstruction: No Privatization of Power and Gas Companies

Minister of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Panagiotis Lafazanis announced today in parliament that the new government will put an end to privatization of public companies and implement all policies announced by the prime minister on Sunday. Lafazanis announced the cancellation...

Greek FinMin: We Won't Recall Privatizations due to be Completed

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis appeared reassuring that the SYRIZA-led government does not intent to recall privatizations that are close to be complete, while he characterized the Chinese colossal shipping and logistics company Cosco investment in the Port of Piraeus as...

SYRIZA to Freeze Privatizations

The Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis is currently promoting a bill that would invalidate the privatization of DEI (Public Power Corporation of Greece) and the sale of ELPE (Hellenic Petroleum). Specifically, the bill is: Canceling the law on...

New Greek Gov't to Halt Port Sale to China and Power Utility Privatization

The new Greek government will freeze plans to privatize the country’s Public Power Corporation (DEH), the energy minister said on Wednesday. Also, Greece will put a stop to the sale of Piraeus Port to China. “We will halt immediately any privatization...

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras Promises Restoration of Returnee Expatriates' Pensions

With the representatives of Pontian and Northern Epirus expatriates Federations met earlier today Greek main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras along with the party's MPs Panagiotis Lafazanis, Dimitris Stratoulis, Panagiotis Kourouplis and Alexis Mitropoulos. Among others, Tsipras committed to restore...

Thoughts for a Greek PM – Opposition Leader Meeting

At a moment when the negotiations between Greece and the country’s lenders are at the most critical point, government officials are considering the arrangement of a meeting between Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, in order...

SYRIZA leader Tsipras Agrees that "the Currency is not a Fetish"

Speaking on a show on Greek National Television NET, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras said that "the currency is not a fetish" and that SYRIZA will say "no" to the proposition of the country's remaining in the eurozone if the...