Robert M. Cutler

The EU seems finally beginning not only to realize its situation as a geopolitical and geo-economic actor in the energy sector, but also to take consequential steps in the real world that reflect its particular interests. This is preferable to its holding itself out as a bland and universal “exporter of European values” abstracted from time and space. Such a development is underlined by the observation of former Czech prime minister Mirek Topolánek, President of the EU Council in 2009, and who is now in charge of promoting the Eastring pipeline project, that a resolution in its favor would be “more [of a] geopolitical rather than technical” decision. Read more…

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