World Bulletin / News Desk
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Saturday he was happy over a report that Greece was poised to sign a gas deal with Russia, though he added it would not solve the cash-strapped euro zone nation's economic problems.
"But I do not think that this would solve the problems Greece has in fulfilling the commitments of the memorandum of understanding (with its European partners)."
German magazine Der Spiegel, citing a senior official in Greece's ruling leftist Syriza party, reported that Athenscould sign a gas deal with Russia as early as Tuesday that could bring 3-5 billion euros into the Greece's depleted government coffers.
It said that during a visit to Moscow earlier this month Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed interest in participating in a pipeline that would bring Russian gas to Europe via Turkey and Greece.Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Nisan 2015, 17:45