Category: Greece

Greece and Troika

Greek-Russia ties bloom as default looms

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller agreed late last month on a “roadmap” for a multi-billion dollar pipeline project to transport gas from Russia to Greece. The long-term plan is a further sign of warming geopolitical ties between Athens and Moscow

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Gazprom and Greece make eyes at each other in Athens.

Gazprom and Greece are both in deep trouble with the European Commission, which is one of the reasons that they were making eyes at each other in Athens on Tuesday as they worked to undermine EU energy solidarity by addressing the issue of building a pipeline across the Balkans.

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IMF, ECB Killing Greece, Russia Brings Hope

US President Barack Obama called on Greece to carry out reforms in order to secure further bailout from its international creditors. Obama urged Greece to initiate reforms, collect taxes, reduce bureaucracy and introduce more flexible labour practices

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for improved trade ties with Greece, during a visit to Moscow by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Greek PM Tsipras in Moscow for talks

Russia was among Greece’s leading trade partners before sanctions on its energy industry and Greece’s own economic woes dropped trade between the two countries by 40%.

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