Author: John Roberts
Energy security is one of the most important priorities of the European Union. In this context Azerbaijan is capable of playing two key roles in helping to ensure stable gas supplies to Europe: as a producer in its own right and as a prospective entry point for the supplies from the southern shores of the Caspian Sea. But there are both political and commercial complications. This Policy Brief explores Azerbaijan’s complex energy relations with other regional actors such as Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan and Greece. For Azerbaijan (and also Turkmenistan), establishing a direct connection between Turkey and Austria is likely to prove the key element for increasing their gas exports to the European market.
The edition is available here.