As said many times before (since at least 2013) during the Greek financial crisis, which is still ongoing, do not count them out. They are too important economically for Europe and the EU. They have the ability to become an energy hub and gateway for exchanges between oil exporting countries and Europe. Lo and behold, it’s now taking root in 2016. We’re almost there.
Greece and Iran pledged on Monday (8 February) to strengthen the political and economic cooperation between their two countries in a series of meetings where Iran’s geopolitical importance was emphasised.
During a two-day visit to Ispahan and Tehran with business leaders, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras said Greece wanted to become “an energy, economic and trade bridge between Iran and European Union”. He was the first EU leader to go to Iran since the lifting of UN sanctions last month.
If you’ve been following Global Geopolitics for a while, or as recent as yesterday (see also HERE), you’re not shocked in the least bit.
CEO of the country’s largest oil company Hellenic Petroleum, Grigoris Stergioulis said that many nations, including Russia and Arab countries, want to use Greece as a hub, and “we are trying very hard to establish kind of cooperation and to gain some time that was lost in the past.”
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik), Anna Liatsou — Greece could become a major hub for distribution of oil resources in Europe, the CEO of the country’s largest oil company Hellenic Petroleum told Sputnik Thursday.