Energy Min. Lafazanis: Greece should turn into an energy hub between Europe and Asia

Greece needs to follow a new progressive, independent and multidimensional policy on energy, part of which is to become an energy hub between Europe and the East, Productive Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis said on Wednesday during a speech at the informal meeting of EU energy ministers in Riga, Latvia.

“Greece, despite the difficulties, has made positive steps towards energy efficiency, although there’s still a lot that needs to be done,” the minister said.

“The main problem though for our economy in the energy sector remains the very high energy cost, which, in order to be dealt with, requires our country to follow a new, progressive, independent and multidimensional energy policy, part of which is to turn Greece into an energy hub between East and Europe,” he added.