Athens keeps options open on gas pipelines despite nudge from Washington

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The Greek government’s multi-pronged approach to energy issues has been in focus over the past few days after the US State Department sent Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein to Athens on Friday to convince Athens that it should concentrate its efforts on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and not on extending the planned Turkish Stream pipeline through Greece.

Hochstein met State Minister Nikos Pappas and Energy Minister Nikos Kotzias during his visit, which came 24 hours after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone to reaffirm the commitment made by both sides to...

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