Russian Railways eyes up Greek privatisation programme

Thessaloniki port

Russian Railways is reported to have expressed an interest in acquiring some of the transport infrastructure assets that are likely to form part of the Greek privatisation programme, a precondition of its latest financial bailout from the EU. The assets are believed to include the port of  Thessaloniki and the TrainOSE and ROSCO railway companies. “A number of other Russian companies are also interested in investing in Greece, particularly in certain industrial and infrastructure facilities,” a government source told RIA Novosti today.