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Turkish-Armenian diplomacy failure beneficial for NABUCCO

By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, June 1
Peter Rutland, Professor at Wesleyan University, has stated that the failure of attempts by Armenian and Turkish diplomacy to reestablish relations between the two countries and open their borders will help the NABUCCO gas pipeline project. There are still many obstacles to overcome, including the continuing financial crisis in Greece and other issues, but the lack of agreement between Turkey and Armenia makes establishing this pipeline easier.

EU Energy Commissioner Rottinger said on March 25 this year that NABUCCO would begin functioning in 2018, not 2014 as previously projected.