OPINION

Capitalizing on our assets

Greece needs to be prepared to play ball with all interested parties in the energy sector and to consistently strive to make the most of any deal without fear and without taboos.

When it comes to privatizations in general, the only rule that should be defining the government’s choice of investor should be that the deal will go to whoever offers to pay the most money for an asset.

As far as pipeline projects are concerned, the government has acted correctly in opening itself up to discussion with all parties and keeping an open mind in regard to its selection of partner.

The government must also do the same when the time comes to develop natural gas deposits in the Ionian and Aegean seas, an issue in which it could follow the very successful example of Cyprus.

If ever there was a moment in its modern history that Greece needed to take the best possible advantage of its geopolitical position and its national and natural resources, it is without doubt today.