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Deadly wildfires burn in Greece

Fast-moving wildfires near Athens have killed at least 76 people, officials said on Tuesday, and have forced thousands of tourists and residents to flee in cars and buses, on foot, aboard boats and on makeshift rafts,- NY Times reports. In desperation, some people plunged into the Aegean waters and tried …

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TAP to Ensure More Sustainable Energy Future for Europe

TAP to Ensure More Sustainable Energy Future for Europe

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project, which envisages delivery of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, will ensure a more sustainable energy future for this continent, said the country manager of TAP AG consortium for Greece Rikard Scoufias. He pointed out South-Eastern Europe is a region that could benefit most from the …

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Macedonia Reiterates Interest in Joining TAP

Macedonia Reiterates Interest in Joining TAP

The Republic of Macedonia is very interested in connecting with the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project, CEO of Macedonian Energy Resources Skopje company Krste Miladinov told Trend. “Regarding the connection to TAP, a request was sent to TAP AG Greece, but no final response has been received so far,” he …

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Telegraph: Tbilisi Succeeds Where British Politicians Failed

Telegraph: Tbilisi Succeeds Where British Politicians Failed

The bank meeting in the Georgian capital created a genuine link between ‘advanced’ Western countries and emerging markets of the East. I spent much of last week in Tbilisi, a city of around 1.5m people on the south-eastern fringe of Europe. Sitting at the juncture of historic East-West trade routes, …

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Gazprom Considers Joining TAP to Export its Gas to Europe

Gazprom Considers Joining TAP to Export its Gas to Europe

Russia’s Gazprom company is discussing the possibility of using Poseidon and Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to export gas to Europe, the company’s deputy CEO Alexander Medvedev said. He made the remarks during the European Gas Conference in Vienna Jan.24, Reuters reported. TAP is a part of the Southern Gas Corridor …

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White House: SGC Provides new hope for Stability

White House: SGC Provides new hope for Stability

The Southern Gas Corridor provides new hope and opportunity for stability and prosperity, said the statement released on the website of the White House Nov.15. “As Greece moves forward on the path to economic recovery, the United States will advocate policies to promote and foster economic growth and further opportunities …

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114 Kilometers of TAP Route Cleared in Greece

114 Kilometers of TAP Route Cleared in Greece

The construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is going in line with schedule, TAP said via Twitter Nov.3. As many as 114 kilometers of the pipeline’s route in Greece have been cleared and 53 kilometers of steel pipes have been strung along the route, while 30 kilometers of pipes have …

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TAP’s Location in Italy has Least Environmental Impact

TAP’s Location in Italy has Least Environmental Impact

TAP will be able to proceed with the replanting of the olive trees along the route in Italy, starting from the micro tunneling area, from November 2016, Lisa Givert, TAP Head of Communications, told Trend Oct.17. She was commenting on protests in Italy’s Puglia region demanding the pipeline re-routed away …

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Tsipras: Greece to be Energy Hub Thanks to TAP

Pursuing multi-vector foreign and energy policies, Greece will become an energy hub, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at a press conference Sept.11, RIA Novosti reported. He said the energy routes of the 21st century will go through Greece. “To a large extent we have succeeded in this thanks to …

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Expected Date of Binding Bids for IGB Capacity use Revealed

Expected Date of Binding Bids for IGB Capacity use Revealed

The joint venture building the natural gas pipeline between Bulgaria and Greece – Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) is seeking binding bids for the use of the gas link by the end of October, Reuters reported referring to its chief executive. IGB, estimated to cost 220 million euros, has received nine expressions …

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Japan’s JFE Steel Becomes TAP Subcontractor

Japan’s JFE Steel Becomes TAP Subcontractor

Japan’s JFE Steel Corporation concluded a contract to provide hot coils, plates and UOE pipes to the unincorporated consortium of Greek pipe manufacturer Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry SA (CPW) and Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. (MISI), which won a contract to supply steel materials to the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project in Europe, …

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Georgian Language to Be Taught in Greece

The Ministry of Education, Research and Religion Affairs of Greece has passed a resolution on enforcement of a pilot program for teaching Georgian language at Greek public schools. The Georgian Embassy in Greece has already received a due notification from the Ministry, the Georgian MFA reports. According to the decision, …

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