"Athens takes revenge on Berlin and becomes a natural gas hub," says French analyst

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The rearrangement of energy flows in Europe with the increase in imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), in which Greece plays an important role, was referred to by the French economic newspaper Les Echos.

Noting that Croatian Finance Minister Marko Primorac has said that his country wants to become a "regional energy hub", the newspaper pointed out that Croatia is not the only country to see its role changed by the energy crisis rocking Europe as almost all landlocked countries have entered the LNG race.

"With LNG, we are witnessing a diversification and globalisation of Europe's natural gas supplies. The landscape is being completely redesigned," observes analyst of the Institut Jacques Delors said.

For his part, the director of the Energy Centre of the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri), Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, pointed out that the coast of northwestern Europe is now becoming the main entry point for natural gas.

It is also noted that Greece plans to install two new import terminals, with French political science professor Thierry Bros stating that “Athens is taking revenge on Berlin."

"Germany has dreamed of becoming a European gas hub, thanks to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines that connect it directly to Russia under the Baltic Sea. Ultimately, it is Greece that will play that role, on a smaller scale, admittedly, by supplying natural gas to Bulgaria, which lacks Russian gas," he said.

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