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Construction of Iconic TAP Gas Pipeline Now Complete in Greece

The construction of the Greek section of the iconic Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has been completed, it was made public on Saturday. The TAP will begin operating on a trial basis as early as this December. It is expected that it...

Pipeline Construction Reveals Ancient Greek Treasures

More than 400 archaeological finds have been discovered along the route dug out for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), while another seven large-scale projects are ongoing in regions traversed by the dig, it was revealed this week. The multiple findings that...

Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit Greece End of May

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit Athens at the end of May, with the aim to strengthen Greece-Russia ties in financial and energy issues. The official visit has been confirmed by both the Greek government...

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...

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...

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...

Lavrov Talks Privatization, Energy In Athens

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Oct. 30 at the start of a two-day visit to talk about the country's lagging privatization program and Russian interests in state enterprises, a few months...

SOCAR Ups Bid For DESFA

With Greece's privatization program staggered by the failure to get even a single offer for the natural gas company DEPA, the lone bidder for the distribution branch, DESFA - Azerbaijian's state energy company SOCAR is said to hiked its...

Avramopoulos in Azerbaijan for Energy Cooperation

Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos will travel to the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku on April 29 for an official two-day visit. The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev will receive Avramopoulos, who will meet with Azerbaijan’s Prime Minister, Artur...