Athens Looks To Moscow As EU Relations Sour

thGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to visit Moscow this week, where it’s reported Russia may offer Greece a discount on gas deliveries and new loans. The visit comes amid a huge row between Greece and Germany over a bailout deal for the Mediterranean country. A Kremlin spokesman said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tsipras planned to discuss economic ties and EU sanctions during their talks, which the newspaper Kommersant said would take place on Thursday.”We are ready to consider the issue of a gas price discount for Greece,” the newspaper said, quoting an unnamed Russian government source. The source said that in exchange for the discount and some unspecified loans, Russia would want access to Greek assets. Read Article

 



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