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  Andrej Milovzorov. The Surrender of Nabucco

2010 09 27

The European project Nabucco for the transportation of gas surrenders to the impact of the Russian “South Stream”. Though Europe is not yet giving in and declares about its readiness to finance the construction, however, the participating states of the project, in despair of finding the required amounts of gas, are slowly passing over to the alternate and smaller version of diversification of gas transportation routes.

Last week during the Energy Summit in Baku Presidents of Azerbaijani, Georgia and Romania, as well as Prime Minister of Hungary, have signed the Declaration concerning the construction of the gas pipeline AGRI (Azerbaijani-Georgia-Romania Interconnector). Unlike the Nabucco and the “South Stream”, this project is not offering to lay the pipes along the entire length of the route. The gas pipeline will connect the deposits of Azerbaijani with Georgian ports, where gas will be liquefied and delivered by tankers to Romania. There it will be regasified and enter the distributing EU network via the territory of Hungary. The amounts of delivery and the costs of the projects are much lower than Nabucco. Subject to the scope, the costs of the construction will amount to some EUR 1,2 – 4,5 billion. As noted the President of Romania Traian Basescu, the project is “the most economical” without any hidden political motives.

On the eve of the Summit the parties have signed Memorandum on establishing a joint undertaking within the framework of the project AGRI, with equal shares for Azerbaijani, Georgia and Romania, providing for a possibility to acquire shares in the future for other companies as well.

Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from «Утро.ru» of 21 09 2010

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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (69)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (86)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (40)

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (2)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (3)

2016 12 19


The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.



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