Greece will vote on its future in the eurozone on Sunday (5 July). If such a poll were to be conducted across the EU, it is far from certain that a majority would back further concessions to Athens as the price for keeping the Union intact. The EurActiv Network reports.
A new version of the defunct Nabucco gas pipeline project is being prepared, this time based on the transport of Russian gas, Austria 's Die Presse has learned. Ironically, the original concept of Nabucco was precisely to carry gas from other sources than Russia.
Russia's Gazprom has reaffirmed its plans to cut off gas transits through Ukraine to western Europe in 2019 and urged the European Union to speed up a decision on Russian gas delivery routes to ensure it receives supplies after that time.
He sits in his newly-built thousand-room "White Palace", his plans for a powerful presidency all but ready; but in the very hour that should have seen his final triumph, Tayyip Erdoğan's star appears to be waning.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's hopes of assuming greater powers suffered a major setback on Sunday when the ruling AK Party he founded failed to win an outright majority in a parliamentary election for the first time.
The European Commission is preparing a ‘diplomatic energy action plan’ to diversify the EU’s natural gas supply sources, with plans for tapping Algeria’s huge unexploited reserves, and a comprehensive LNG strategy due next year.
Turkish authorities announced they had taken control of the country's 10th largest lender, Bank Aysa, which is linked to an ally-turned-foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
To imagine that a project like Turkish Stream could ruin the Southern Gas Corridor is complete nonsense. Unlike the Gazprom project, the Southern Gas Corridor is about billions of dollars already being invested, Vitaly Baylarbayov, deputy Vice President of SOCAR told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
In light of the slow, almost non-existent, progress of in Turkey's EU accession talks, some political groups in the European Parliament have called for a reassessment of the relationship. It would be a terrible mistake, write Ernest Maragall and Laura Batalla.
NATO will look at increasing cooperation with the European Union and its non-NATO members Finland and Sweden through information-sharing and more military exercises, the alliance said on Thursday (14 May), a move likely to cause concern in Moscow.
EXCLUSIVE / Mirek Topolánek, former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, and President of the Council of the EU during the Czech Presidency in 2009, is now in charge of the promotion of the Eastring gas pipeline project, designed to link Central with Southeastern Europe. On a visit to Brussels, he explained the project to EurActiv.
The Trans-Adriatic pipeline (TAP), representing the European section of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) which will bring gas from Azerbaijan, has obtained an extension of the validity period of the project’s exemption from third party access to its pipe.
The commemoration of the 100 th anniversary of the Armenian genocides reveals a Russia looking at US ally Turkey with ever-growing suspicion, writes Stratfor , the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Berlin has long resisted using the term “genocide” to describe the massacre of 1 million Armenians in 1915 but now the Chancellor and her coalition government have given in to pressure from Bundestag MPs in their own ranks. EurActiv Germany reports .
Next week, German President Joachim Gauck could call the genocide in Armenia by name. This would be disgraceful for the German government, which instead wants to avoid the word "genocide". But criticism is constantly growing louder – even among its own ranks.
The European Parliament backed a motion Wednesday (15 April) that calls the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a "genocide", days after Pope Francis triggered fury in Turkey by using the same term.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday (15 April) warned that Turkey would ignore any decision by the European Parliament qualifying the 1915 killings of Armenians in World War I as genocide, saying such recognition would go "in one ear and out from the other".