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By taking control of Gazprom’s shares, Lithuania has marked the beginning of new relations between Vilnius and the Russian company.
Despite the good results, the scale of Georgian Dream’s victory is less than pre-election expectations.
Both countries are prepared for lengthy litigation as they are aware that the future model of bilateral gas co-operation is at stake.
Although peaceful dialogue will continue, it must be doubtful that this will bring any lasting political settlement of the conflict.
The contradictory statements concerning the future of the South Stream project should be interpreted in the broader context of the Serbian-Russian game.
Turkey’s decision marks a change in its policy towards jihadists. Until recently, Ankara had turned a blind eye on their presence.
Due to pressure from the EU and increasing criticism from the US, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski announced that the South Stream would be withheld.
The further reduction of Gazprom’s export monopoly will not be a process of de-monopolisation in the strict sense.
After two months, the ongoing anti-terrorist operation has not brought about a breakthrough in the situation in eastern Ukraine.
Western firms are withdrawing from projects linked to the Southern Corridor probably due to the declining commercial attractiveness of these projects.