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Less DESFA shares for SOCAR?
For a second time, the European Commission has extended the deadline for the decision on the acquisition of the Greek gas transmission system operator DESFA by the State Oil…
Report: 2030 EU Energy Security, the Role of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
A conference organized jointly by Natural Gas Europe, the Greek Energy Forum, ESCP Europe, RCEM and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and entitled “2030…
EC Grants "Conditional" Support to East Med Pipeline
A pragmatic approach from all the stakeholders is required for the East Med pipeline to move ahead and overcome difficulties that could hinder the project, said experts on the…
Greek Minister Maniatis discusses speeding up DESFA at Council of Energy Ministers
Greece’s Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister Yiannis Maniatis discussed the speeding up of the privatisation of nation natural gas grid operator DESFA at a…
Developing the "Vertical Gas Corridor"
On December 9 representatives of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Romania and Slovenia as well as European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic…
Is Brussels a Lightweight in the South Stream Fight? Does it Understand Southeast Europe?
Europe is betting on the acceleration of the Southern Gas Corridor, which has been defined a key project along with the Vertical Corridor from Greece to Romania through Bulgaria.&n…
Davutoglu, Samaras Rapprochement - A New Phase in Energy Security?
After a long dispute over divided Cyprus between Turkey and Greece, a new chapter in the relations between the two neighbouring countries may evolve based upon developments in…
Could Fluxys Outmaneuver SOCAR?
Belgian companies are developing their reach into Southeast European gas and energy markets via Greece, having as a main investment Fluxys' involvement in the Trans-Adria…
East Med Pipeline to Europe Proof of Diverging Interests between Turkey, Russia
Amidst current geopolitical tensions between the West and Russia, a frenzy of diplomatic activity is taking place in Europe. On Monday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin…
Fluxys, DESFA Collaborate to Foster Gas Cooperation
The Belgian federal energy market regulator Creg, the Belgian natural gas system operator Fluxys and their Greek counterparts Rae and Desfa have agreed to foster cooperation…
TAP Launches Two Tenders for Compressor Stations in Greece, Albania
TAP has launched two tenders for two compressor stations, one in Greece and the second in Albania. ‘In Greece, the ITT will cover the provision of engineering,…
Efforts to Establish a Gas Trading Hub in Southeast Europe
Over the past few years in countries such as Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey, a discussion has been enacted regarding the viability of the establishment of a peripheral natural gas…
Privatization of DESFA Faces Possible Challenge
The privatization of Greece’s DEFSA faces an obstacle from the European Commission, with the launch of an investigation into SOCAR’s successful bid of €400…
SOCAR Head Discusses TAP, DESFA with Greek PM
Azerbaijan is increasingly playing a significant role in European geopolitics, with diplomatic meetings with Greek authorities and stronger ties with Hungary advocated by…
Egypt, Greece and Cyprus Pledge Energy Cooperation
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi welcomed Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in Cairo on Saturday 8 November. Egypt, Greece and…