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Subject: Report on the EU-Russia gas connection published
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 17:47:01 +0300
From: <Kari.Liuhto@tse.fi>

Prof. Kari Liuhto
Director
Pan-European Institute
www.tse.fi/pei
Report on the EU-Russia gas connection published

Siberian Blue Gold caused cold in South-East Europe at the beginning of 2009, when the natural gas deliveries from Russia via Ukraine to the EU were stopped for a few weeks. This non-delivery, not the first time this has occurred, has finally forced the EU politicians into a re-think about the Unions energy security and Russias reliability as an energy supplier.

In order to aid this evaluation process, the Pan-European Institute has approached several intellectuals to offer their view on the EUs gas imports and assess the various pipeline alternatives proposed. The Institute has published a report which provides the reader with a comprehensive information basis and an objective starting point for a larger debate on the issue, which will determine the energy security of the EU and its neighbours for decades to come.

The report can be downloaded free of charge at the Pan-European Institute website: Liuhto, Kari (ed.): EU-Russia gas connection: Pipes, politics and problems (8/2009)

For further information regarding the Pan-European Institute and its publications, please visit the institute website at: www.tse.fi/pei.