Oikonomou Reassures Greece Is Not Expected to Face a Problem in Terms of Its Energy Supply

ATHENS – “Greece’s energy security is and will remain guaranteed. There is energy adequacy and there will be no disruption to the country’s supply. The next payments to Gazprom will be made in the third ten days of May and by the stance of both states and companies within the EU regarding the technical issue of payment, ie conversion of the euro, by which we paid and will continue to pay, in rubles as requested by the Russian company will have been settled,” government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou said in a press briefing on Thursday.

He underlined: In any case, I repeat that our country is not expected to face a problem in terms of its energy supply.

He added that a detailed plan has already been prepared and presented to cover the energy needs of the country, even in the extreme case, which seems very unlikely, so that we do not have problems with energy supply.

The government spokesman then said a few words about the issuance of the seven-year bond, noting that the political stability in the country, the economic policy pursued by the government, the improved deficit and public debt in 2021 as well as the double upgrade of the Greek economy by rating agencies were some of the factors that undoubtedly contributed to yesterday’s positive development.

“These actions are unacceptable, they constitute a violation of national sovereignty and they are an unacceptable challenge that does not go unanswered either in the field or at the diplomatic level. They are not in line with the spirit or the content of the recent meeting of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with the Turkish president in Istanbul”, he said regarding the violations of the Turkish fighters yesterday in the Aegean.

“It is clear that in these circumstances the climate is not appropriate in order to hold meetings for the confidence building measures,” he underlined.


ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, May 23 at a press conference following a cabinet meeting that he would cease talking to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and cancel a key meeting between their two countries, as he accused the Greek leader of antagonistic behavior against Turkey, the Associated Press reported.

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