Greece to become energy hub after inauguration of LNG terminal project in Alexandroupoli 

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Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, inaugurated a new liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal being developed in Alexandroupoli in northern Greece on Tuesday.

During the inauguration, the Prime Minister said the project will be a “new energy gateway” that will help Europe and the Balkans become less reliant on Russian supplies.

Mitsotakis added that the LNG terminal is also a “beacon sending a dual message: that with its completion we will soon be able to rid ourselves of gas coming from Russian sources and that our countries are assuming a common role on the new energy map.”

The new terminal is slated for launch in December 2023 and is expected to bolster Greece’s energy security and enhance its regional strategic role.

‘A geopolitical investment’:

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by European Council President Charles Michel, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, and the Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Kiril Petkov, and North Macedonia, Dimitar Kovacevski.

Michel praised the project on the day, calling it a “geopolitical investment.”

“We will end our dependence on Russian fossil fuels. This new terminal is a geopolitical investment. It will help free South East Europe from the weaponisation of gas supply by Russia,” he said.

Later, the EU President also released a statement on social media in Greek.

In the statement, he focused on the important role of the European Union in aiding the people of Ukraine, sharing his confidence that there will be further sanctions on Russia.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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