Wednesday, September 17, 2008
EU looks for independence from Russian energy sources
17.09.2008 - [Neftegaz.RU] - Several steps have already been done in this direction. First of all, Greek agreement on direct deliveries of Azerbaijan gas to Europe. Secondly, Baku and Ashgabat supported the gas pipeline Nabucco omitting the Russian Federation. Finally, Hungary announced of forum on final signing of this project. In previous weekend presidents of Poland, Czech republic, Slovakia and Hungary visited a summit Slovakian city Piestany to discuss the main problem of the EU - dependency on Russian energy sources and necessity to diversify sources of deliveries. The major European alternative to pipelines, lying through Russian territory, as well as lobbied by Moscow projects Nord Stream and South Stream, is Nabucco project.