(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

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The game of pipelines. Opinions on projects of pipelines in European newspapers

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Opinions on three gas pipeline projects—Nord Stream, South Stream and Nabucco in five European countries: Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria are analysed. In Germany there is a consensus that Nord Stream is good for Germany, Russia and Europe; objections of other countries against it are not taken as a serious problem. There is a controversy concerning economic viability and political purposefulness of Nabucco. In Italy the government and business support South Stream and are sceptical about Nabucco while some experts express concern of detrimental effects of South Stream on Nabucco and on solidarity in the EU. In the central European countries there is a conviction that Nord Stream and South Stream are elements of geopolitical game of Russia and that it would be advantageous for them to participate in both South Stream and in Nabucco. – (BJ)


Article of periodic

published at : Europa XXI / ISSN 1429-7132

Editor : POLOGNE

Millesime : 2010, no21 [pp. 135-143]

Bibliographic references : 15 ref.



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