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The Fight for Nord Stream 2: The Interests of all the Players Involved

... partners to set up a joint venture, stating that the “deal could lead to a restriction of competition.” Poland has also tried to influence the European Commission (EC). For instance, Warsaw took the issue of expanding the provisions of the Third Energy Package to include maritime parts of gas pipelines running into the European Union. The new rules would mean that Gazprom would only be able to transport up to 50 per cent of the capacity of Nord Stream 2. It is a move designed to create unfavourable conditions for the project’s investors. Only 27.5 billion cubic metres ...


Can LNG ensure European security of supply?

In May 2014, in the aftermath of Russia-Ukrainian crisis, the European Commission adopted European Energy Security Strategy, establishing two pillars of European security of supply: prevention and mitigation. The main goal was to prevent gas supply disruptions by implementing “gas stress tests” (modelled by ENTSOG) and to foster solidarity (Regulation 994/2010) between European member states regarding redistribution of storage capacity under Emergency plan. According to CEER,...


The Structure of Energy Politics in the South Caucasus: Grounds for Consolidation or Cooperation?

... for building new pipelines via the South Caucasus. Therefore, the region does not have any influence on the transit security and reliability of Russian fuel exports. Major Gas Pipelines of the Former Soviet Union [23] The major threat to the Russian energy security policy consists in declining revenues from exporting natural gas and oil to the European Union. In the case of the South Caucasus, the threat does not come from Azerbaijan (as the country alone cannot compete with Russia on production and export of natural resources), but from potential suppliers in Asia (Turkmenistan in particular) ...


The EU Badly Needs Gas Talks

The key to understanding the current state of affairs in Russia-Ukraine gas relations is in the fact that Kiev is simply bankrupt. Both the Ukrainian government ... ... settlement is concerned, the heart of the matter seems to lie in the approach of the European Union. Fortunately, Brussels today is deeply involved in gas negotiations between... ... appear to be seriously worried about their own continuous gas supply during winter. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Yuri Borovsky: Can Russia–EU–Ukraine...


Can Russia–EU–Ukraine Negotiations on Gas Be Saved?

Interview with Yuri Borovsky The trilateral negotiations on supplies of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine, scheduled for September 6, 2014, have been postponed due to irreconcilable differences between the ... ... Russia at MGIMO University of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, comments on the situation. What is the current state of energy contacts between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union? Energy contacts between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union are in crisis and are being conducted on an ad ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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