Nabucco Archive

  • Can Nabucco Improve Turkey’s EU Membership Chances?

    Can Nabucco Improve Turkey’s EU Membership Chances?

    Winter 2009 – Cover story by H. Akın Ünver The rise of political right in Europe (perhaps as a response to the global financial crisis) materialized by the current composition of the European Parliament following June 2009 elections will undoubtedly reinforce the ideological-categorical opposition to Turkey’s EU membership. It is of course understandable that many […]

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  • The danger of ‘Nabucco complacency’ in Turkey-EU relations

    The danger of ‘Nabucco complacency’ in Turkey-EU relations

    Turkey on Monday finalized the signing of the Nabucco pipeline project; perhaps one of the most important milestones in the country’s energy policy, as well as its almost half-century old European Union, or EU, vocation. The project in question (named after Giuseppe Verdi’s four-movement opera, depicting the story of the Jews fleeing the Babylonian king ‘Nebuchadnezzar’) […]

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