Russia considers cut-price gas deal with Greece, sparking EU fears that any agreement could undermine its sanctions against Moscow

German officials warn Athens that if they want to continue receiving European aid, their ‘compass must point to Brussels’

As Greece’s Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, left Athens for Moscow today for talks on Wednesday with President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s Kommersant paper quoted an unnamed government source saying that Russia was “ready to consider the issue of a gas price discount for Greece”. There were also reports that Moscow might offer Greece substantial loans in return for unspecified “assets” in the country, which is struggling to meet the EU’s and International Monetary Fund’s conditions for extensions to its current bailout. Continue reading