Company Suspected of Ties with Cosa Nostra Wants to Build Turkstream 2 in Bulgaria
April 3, 2019
A consortium led by a construction company associated with the legendary Italian Mafia Cosa Nostra has submitted a bid for the Bulgarian section of the TurkStream 2 gas pipeline, Bivol has learned. This is Bonatti Group S.p.a., which participated in th
Question marks abound over EU-Azerbaijan gas tango
February 23, 2017
Ministers, ambassadors and envoys from at least 15 countries, including Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commission’s Vice President for the Energy Union, are gathered today in the Azerbaijani capital to discuss the progress on the Southern Gas Corridor, t
Gas pipelines run over EU energy policy
September 14, 2016
Critics claim €3bn European funding for the Southern Gas Corridor energy project would undermine EU climate change targets and gloss over human rights abuses. LONDON, 14 September, 2016 – Civil society campaigners have accused the European Union of pouring unprecedented amounts of state aid into a huge energy project that runs counter to its own climate change objectives.
No security for Europe from the Southern Gas Corridor
May 16, 2016
With an ownership structure heavily influenced by Azerbaijan, the European Commission’s flagship energy project may end up being a costly piece of infrastructure that does not increase Europe’s energy security but offers a tool for political leverage to the authoritarian Aliyev regime.