Skourletis Takes Greek Energy Hot Seat


A file photo dated 10 July 2015 shows dismissed Minister of Energy and Environment Panagiotis Lafazanis in the plenum of the Greek Parliament. Lafazanis called the ministry “an electric chair” opposite major interests.

New minister sticking with Russian pipeline to EU

ATHENS – Greece should develop the potential of a Russian pipeline across the Mediterranean country’s territory, new Minister of Productive Reconstruction, Energy and Environment Panos Skourletis said on July 20 at the handover ceremony of the outgoing minister, Panagiotis Lafazanis.

“Panagiotis Lafazanis all this time, and I think he said it best and don’t want to repeat it, was associated with this crucial project and the agreement of the so-called ‘Russian pipeline’. I think it’s a big acc...

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