Search: Gas (80 materials)


Serbia Becomes Europe

... parliament (158 seats of 250). Vucic himself is known for his individualism and penchant for sharp political actions and statements, supported by the media, – Bonapartesque moves occasionally helpful in times of changes. Finally, a few words about the gas issue. The scene for Vucic’s visit was set by President Nicolic’s loud statements ruling out the option of the Turkish Stream and Vucic’s own call to “ reduce dependency on Russian gas ”. And, although it does look like ...


The Tesla gas pipeline: have hopes revived?

... meetings of the member countries will be regular. It is notable that Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia were not invited to these talks, although they are also part of the Balkan Peninsula. It is also noteworthy that these countries want to build a common gas infrastructure, using among other things the financial resources of the European Union. In the joint declaration on strengthening cooperation in the energy sphere which was signed at the end of the meeting, the parties “expressed their support ...


Tsipras’s Visit to Moscow and Reset of Russian–Greek Relations

... interest, most significantly in the energy sector. While he is far from enamoured with the name of the Turkish Stream project (anti-Turkish sentiment is still strong in Greek political discourse), Mr. Tsipras nevertheless noted that the idea of building a gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey is of great interest to Greece both in terms of satisfying its own natural gas requirements and from the point of view of maximizing profits as a result of its transit through Greece to neighbouring countries. Support ...


Gas Relations Are Not Connected With Sanctions Directly

Speaking last week that the South Stream Project was completely shut down and gas transit through Ukraine would be stopped, the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller explained: “That’s how the Russian side adapts to the new rules of the game, which were created by the West without considering the opinion of such an an important ...


PUSH and PULL, the double-faced strategy dividing the EU from Russia

... by Joe Biden. Not to mention that the conditions of the economy in European area were already worrying to begin with, even without the “independent decisions” of the EU authorities, just to re-quote Ms. Mogherini's intervention. Gas at All Costs Another crucial aspect, which the EU is failing to address, concerns its energy policy, considering that no alternatives have been found to the partnership with Russia, especially on the delicate point of natural gas. To be fair, other ...


European Union and the Vexed Question of Russian Gas

Winter is approaching and the European Union, following the lead of the U.S.A., is firmly persisting in its policy of sanctions against the Russian Federation. Yet the prospect of closing down of Gazprom's pipelines, which cover about 30% of the gas requirements of the European area, seems now to be worrying the political establishment of Brussels. Whether or not those fears are rational is a subject of this article, which will explore the possible scenarios and developments, as well as the geopolitical ...


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 and Naftogaz have been slung over the barrel, primarily because low domestic prices are not bringing in enough revenue. The Ukraine gas price set in 2009 is commercially ...


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 participants and the political deadlock that has arisen in the process of settling the Ukrainian crisis. As the winter heating ...


European Commission candidates’s foreign policies: Schulz softer, Verhofstadt harder on Ukraine

... the energy issue and the economic partnership with Russia, vital for his country and many others like Italy, currently lead by democratic prime minister and Schulz-backing Matteo Renzi. “Tough sanctions mean we should tell our citizens: higher gas prices, higher energy prices, and no investments of european companies in Russia. But we should also look for diplomatic solutions which always start with one thing, to look at the shared and common interests” he said. Germany is indeed the ...


Future Maps of Syrian Transport Corridors

... the mass protests that began in Syria in March 2011, and escalated into civil war, the country no longer occupies the position of a regional transportation center. This has a negative impact on trade in the region and the development of the oil and gas sector. Nevertheless, even after the military conflict started, Syria has attempted to reinforce its importance as a transport hub of energy resources. Syria and the Development of a Regional Transport System Occupying a central position in the Middle ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    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  
     21 (19%)
For business
For researchers
For students