Ashkhabad and Baku Start with Evaluation of Ecologic Risks.
Vladimir Putin and 12 of his ministers blew through Brussels Thursday, reiterating many of their long-stated complaints about the European Union’s energy policies, which Russian leaders believe discriminate against Russian energy giant Gazprom.
Europe's lagging energy efficiency standards are emerging as a key issue ahead of a February meeting of EU heads of state.
Adoption of Conclusions on the Strategy “Energy 2020” and Priorities within Energy Infrastructure for 2020.
Russia-EU Energy Dialogue Moving Back to Economy.
One of his first foreign visits as new President took Barack Obama to Ankara for a high-profile meeting with Prime Minister Recep Erdogan and other leading Turkish officials. Obama engaged in classical “horse trading” wheeling and dealing. “I give you support for Turkey’s EU membership; you open the diplomatic door to Armenia,” appears to have been the core of the deal. What other inducements the US President gave in the case of Turkish influence within NATO and such is secondary. Obama’s goal was to break a political deadlock in Turkey to construction of a major gas pipeline to Germany and other EU countries in direct opposition to Russian Gazprom’s South Stream pipeline.