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European Energy Security is Not Up to Europe

In an article discussing ways to avoid Europe's energy dependency on Russia, Alexandros Petersen, advisor to the European Energy Security Initiative, argues that EU countries should "...bring non-Russian gas to European markets along a route that does not traverse territory over which Russia has influence."

European Energy Security is Not Up to Europe

In an article discussing ways to avoid Europe's energy dependency on Russia, Alexandros Petersen, advisor to the European Energy Security Initiative, argues that EU countries should "...bring non-Russian gas to European markets along a route that does not traverse territory over which Russia has influence." As an alternative to Russian natural gas, Petersen points to Caspian natural resources, and more specifically to the construction of a gas pipeline from Baku to the EU border - a project of the Shah Deniz consortium in Azerbaijan.

The article "European Energy Security is Not Up to Europe" was published by EUobserver.

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Alexandros Petersen

Alexandros Petersen

Former Advisor: European Energy Security Initiative; Former Public Policy Scholar
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