Since 2015, Nord Stream 2 has been at the centre of all European discussions concerning the EU-Russia relations. But as endless political discussions in Europe are being held on this pipeline project, the pipes of another similar Russian pipeline project – Turk Stream – are already being laid by Gazprom at the bottom of the Black Sea. This piece looks at these developments, analysing their strategic impacts on Europe.
Ukraine is running out of time to provide western gas consumers with the necessary trust to abandon the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
Earlier this week, the European Commission presented the draft compromise reached with Gazprom regarding the antitrust case launched in April. Simone Tagliapietra argues that Gazprom has no reason to break the commitments made in the draft compromise, since they are well-aligned with its own interests.
On Monday 21 September Gazprom sent proposals to the European Commission to settle the claims of the antitrust case launched in April. If read in parallel to other ongoing international gas dynamics (from China to Nord Stream), this move can be considered as part of a wider strategy of Gazprom aimed at a rapprochement with the EU.
Bruegel-Forscher Georg Zachmann zu politischen und ökonomischen Hintergründe des Streits zwischen EU und Gazprom