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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-09-30

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Two year-old boy and 34 year-old woman drown after boat with migrants sinks near Lesvos island
  • [02] Energy Min Skourletis discusses DESFA privatization and TAP pipeline with Azeri ambassador and SOCAR officials

  • [01] Two year-old boy and 34 year-old woman drown after boat with migrants sinks near Lesvos island

    The bodies of a two-year old boy and a 34 year-old woman were found on Wednesday morning at the sea region north of Lesvos island. Both were on a dinghy that was spotted by a Turkish tourist vessel that informed the port authorities. Another Turkish vessel as well as a Coast Guard vessel rushed to the area and started collecting the people from the water.

    Fourty-six migrants were rescued by the the coast guard along with the body of the little body that despite the rescuers efforts did not survive. The Turkish vessel rescued three persons and the body of the woman. A total of 48 persons, (11 children, 8 women and 29 men) survived.

    "We did whatever possible," said the captain of the Turkish vessel Mehmet Ali to ANA-MPA. "The common effort of the crew and the passengers, Greek and Turkish, to save as many as possible was very touching. I will never forget it in my whole life," he added.

    [02] Energy Min Skourletis discusses DESFA privatization and TAP pipeline with Azeri ambassador and SOCAR officials

    ANA/MPA--The privatization of DESFA and the issue of natural TAP gas pipeline were discussed at a meeting between Environment and Energy Minister Panos Skourletis and the ambassador of Azerbaijan in Greece Rahman Mustafayev, who was accompanied by the counselor of the president of state energy company of Azerbaijan SOCAR, Murat Haydarov, and CEO of SOCAR Energy Greece SA, Anar Mammadov.

    According to the ministry, the issue of DESFA "seems to progress smoothly and in a manner to satisfy the responsible Directorate of the European Commission which had raised competition issues".

    On TAP pipeline, there will be another meeting with the management of the consortium next week, to resolve issues that have to do with the pipeline route on Greek soil and the offsets from its operation.


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