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Greece Interested in Southern Gas Corridor Project, Decision Up to EU

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Greek Minister of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Panos Skourletis said that Greece is interested in building the Southern Gas Corridor gas pipeline to bring Russian gas into southern Europe, but the decision on the matter is in the hands of the European Commission.

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THESSALONIKI (Sputnik) — Greece is interested in building the Southern Gas Corridor gas pipeline to bring Russian gas into southern Europe, but the decision on the matter is in the hands of the European Commission, Greek Minister of Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Panos Skourletis said Sunday.

"Greece is interested in building a gas pipeline, we are ready to take part in it, but everything depends on Europe," the minister told RIA Novosti.

The comment comes after a meeting between Skourletis and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak earlier in the day. Following the meeting, Novak said that Greece supports the implementation and development of the Southern Gas Corridor gas pipeline project.

Italy and Austria are also interested in the issue, Skourletis said, adding that the two countries may take part in talks with the European Commission on the project.

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