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Russia Joins The Samsun-Ceyhan Pipeline

By Saban Kardas

On October 19, Turkey, Italy and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding on the Samsun-Ceyhan oil pipeline (SCP). Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, the Italian Economic Development Minister Claudio Scajola and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin, inked the agreement that regulates the commitments of the three partners to the SCP. Despite the several signing ceremonies organized in the past for the SCP, the construction work did not commence. READ MORE

EU: Energy Security Is In The Pipeline

By Adrian Blomfield

After years of dithering, and despite Moscow's threats, agreement has been finalised for a project to bring non-Russian gas to Europe. READ MORE

EU's East-West Divide Shifts On US And Russia

By Valentina Pop

The traditional European east-west divide towards the US and Russia is shifting, with 'Obama-mania' and the willingness to stand up to Moscow more frequent among western than eastern Europeans, a survey of the German Marshall Fund reveals. READ MORE

Russia And Turkey Agree On South Stream Pipeline Project

Russia has signed an agreement with Turkey to build the South Stream undersea gas pipeline in Turkish waters. The deal comes one month after Turkey signed transit accords for the rival European-backed Nabucco pipeline. READ MORE

Central European leaders call for unity in the face of crisis

Central European leaders from 14 countries have called for more regional cooperation in the wake of the global economic crisis and for a better distribution of energy resources. READ MORE

On final day of EU parliamentary elections, Merkel urges Germans to vote

On the last day of voting across Europe, citizens from Germany, France and 17 other EU countries are going to the polls to choose their representatives for the European Parliament. READ MORE