EU to begin negotiations on Trans-Caspian Pipeline

EU to begin negotiations on Trans-Caspian Pipeline




The EU has adopted a mandate to negotiate a treaty with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to build a Trans-Caspian Pipeline System. This would be the first EU-proposed treaty in support of an infrastructure project and the Commission should lead the negotiations.

Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Energy Commissioner Günther Öttinger visited Baku and Ashgabat in January 2011 and met with Presidents Aliyev and Berdimuhamedov. The agreement reached in January is a...


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