- March 11, 2010
Preparations are fast taking shape for the construction of the controversial Nord Stream natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany this spring. But it still faces a legal challenge in Germany from environmentalists, and critics say the project could disrupt the spring spawning of the herring found in the western Baltic Sea. more...
- March 09, 2010
Engineers surveying the Baltic Sea for a pipeline project have discovered several historic shipwrecks on the seabed, including an ancient Viking longboat and several ships from the 16th to 18th centuries. more...
- February 15, 2010
They used to be the double act at the top of the German government. But now former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and ex-Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer are on opposing sides -- as lobbyists for two competing pipeline projects. more... [ Comment ]
- November 06, 2009
The Swedish and Finnish governments have finally consented to the construction of an ambitious new gas pipeline from Russia to Central Europe after years of opposition. German commentators welcome the removal of this last obstacle to the project but express reservations about Russian geopolitical ambitions. more...
- October 20, 2009
The Danish Energy Agency approved Russia's controversial Nord Stream pipeline across the Baltic Sea on Tuesday. The line will deliver Russian natural gas to Western Europe but has drawn massive criticism from Eastern European countries who fear Moscow will use it as a political weapon. more...
- July 14, 2009
Two major power projects got the go-ahead this week: the biggest solar energy project in the world and a politically challenging gas pipeline. Commentators were cautious with their praise, pointing out various difficulties with the plans and calling for a European-wide energy initiative. more...
- July 13, 2009
The leaders of four European countries and Turkey gathered in Ankara on Monday to sign the long-delayed Nabucco pipeline deal. The project aims to supply Europe with gas and, crucially, lessen dependency on Russia. more...
- June 26, 2009
Former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has reportedly taken a job as a consultant for the Nabucco pipeline project, which will deliver natural gas from the Caspian region to Europe. His expertise at smoothing ruffled diplomatic feathers will come in handy. more...
- May 19, 2009
Key countries have signed on to Russia's South Stream project, giving it an edge over the rival Nabucco pipeline proposal in a race with geopolitical repercussions. more...
- January 29, 2009
In a letter to the European Commission, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the EU's member states to support a controversial natural gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea. Her remarks come just days after her Czech counterpart expressed support for a rival scheme. more...