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The reason for these apparently divergent positions on Russian gais is that it's not Europe that's negotiating, but individual nation states, based on their national interests.

There was a meeting on May 15th in Sotchi between Putin, Miller, and the leaders of the Bulgarian, Greek, Serbian and Italian gas sectors to sign the deal paving the way for the € 8.6 billion project which should be completed by 2012. So the project is now officially launched.

by vladimir on Tue May 19th, 2009 at 03:05:42 AM EST
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