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Coal reserves are good...

...for those who still use coal.

Other reasons: oil and gas pipelines from the Caspian into Europe.

by Upstate NY on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 at 02:30:48 PM EST
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http://www.eoearth.org/upload/thumb/9/97/Balkan_oiltransprojects.JPG/350px-Balkan_oiltransprojects.J PG

Unless you have better maps, I must admit that I don't quite get it.
Russian influence in SE Europe & the Adriatic seems more plausible to me as a cause for concern - even in the 90s, when Russia was in decay.
Empires come & go & come & go.

by vladimir on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 at 05:58:21 PM EST
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