The progress in construction of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), which envisages transportation of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, will be examined Nov.11, Trend reports citing Bulgaria’s Energy Ministry.
The RIAC editorial team recently sat down with Ian Bond, Director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform. Bond is an expert in Russia and the former Soviet Union, European foreign policy, as well as Europe/Asia relations and US foreign policy.
Trocsanyi nomination seen as major triumph for Viktor Orban that will ‘infuriate the Brussels liberals’ - and demonstrates the growing influence of Central Europe in the EU.
Nord Stream 2 poses a threat to the whole of Europe, and its evaluation as a purely commercial project may cost European partners much in the future, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
The delivery of Caspian volumes though the Southern Gas Corridor and TAP makes gas sourcing in Europe very promising, Greek Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nicolaos D. Kanellos told The ambassador added that access to LNG in the Aegean as well as the potential of the development of gas resources in the East Med and the possibility of its transit to Europe, also make gas sourcing promising.
Latvia is hoping to switch some cargo traffic flowing from Russia to Europe to Rail Baltic, a high-speed European gauge line, Latvian Ambassador to Russia Maris Riekstins told.
China's Belt and Road Initiative is the most iconic program to link Asia with Africa and Europe through land and maritime networks, having six corridors with the prime objective of ameliorating regional consolidation, intensifying trade and invigorating economic growth.
To deal with Iran and the Middle East, Britain needs EU support as much as the EU needs a serious defense and security policy. Neither will materialize when the summer pause ends.*
By favouring short-term geo-economics over long-term geopolitics, Germany has failed to counter growing authoritarianism in its own neighbourhood.
Croatia launched Thursday (4 July) a bid to join Europe’s Exchange Rate Mechanism II, the two-year waiting room for eurozone candidates which pegs their currencies to the euro, the national bank said.