Italy's Prodi declines Putin's pipeline job offer

Italy's outgoing prime minister, Romano Prodi, has declined Russian leader Vladimir Putin's offer of the presidency of South Stream, a pipeline venture by Gazprom and Eni, a cabinet source said on Monday.

Italy's Prodi declines Putin's pipeline job offer
Italy's outgoing prime minister, Romano Prodi, has declined Russian leader Vladimir Putin's offer of the presidency of South Stream, a pipeline venture by Gazprom and Eni, a cabinet source said on Monday.

With Prodi meeting the Russian and Italian energy companies' CEOs on Monday, Russian newspaper Kommersant said he would be offered the job, mirroring former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's appointment to Gazprom's Nord Stream pipeline.

Reuters
Last Mod: 28 Nisan 2008, 17:52
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