Trans-Caspian pipeline: Azerbaijan signals readiness, Turkmenistan, Europe need to act fast – ex-US ambassador


Amid global economic instability, Azerbaijan’s mitigating role in energy crisis is rapidly increasing. With Azerbaijan and the EU agreeing on doubling the supplies of Azerbaijani gas by 2027, the country’s gas exports to Europe are expected to be 20 bcm, while this year at least 11.6 bcm is planned to be supplied. Moreover, Azerbaijan’s total gas exports this year are expected at 24 bcm.

Armenia and Azerbaijan Return to the Negotiating Table


The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet in Brussels for talks mediated by the European Union on Aug. 31.

The announcement of the meeting came as Azerbaijani forces assumed control of the Lachin Corridor as per the two countries' 2020 cease-fire agreement, and the operation of an alternative road between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh bypassing Lachin is expected to become operational in a matter of days.

Kuleba named the two EU countries that are the only ones not supplying arms to Ukraine


From the member states of the European Union, only Austria and Hungary still do not supply Ukraine with weapons to fight against the Russian Federation.

This is reported by RBC-Ukraine, referring to a statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, made in the national telethon broadcast on most Ukrainian television channels.

European Commission urges for accelerating IGB’s launch


The European Commission encourages all parties concerned to accelerate necessary steps to launch the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) as soon as possible, a European Commission spokesperson told Trend, as it received a letter from Romania’s former energy minister.

Romania’s former energy minister Razvan Nicolescu has sent a letter to the EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson, asking to take measures to speed up the launch of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria, which is aimed at transporting Azerbaijani gas.

Azerbaijan, European Union sign MoU on Strategic Partnership in field of energy


A Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Partnership in the field of energy between the European Union represented by the European Commission and the Republic of Azerbaijan" has been signed between Azerbaijan and the European Union.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen inked the document.


EU to provide new 500 million euro military aid to Ukraine - Borrell


EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday the bloc would provide a further 500 millions euros worth of military support to Ukraine and that he was confident a deal could be reached in the coming days to agree an embargo on Russian oil.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the G7 foreign ministers meeting in northern Germany, Borrell said the military support would be for heavy weapons such as tanks and artillery and take the bloc's aid to about 2 billion euros.

Bloomberg: EU agrees to share classified information with Ukraine


The EU has approved an agreement with Ukraine that allows the exchange of classified information with Kyiv, including satellite images. This was reported by Bloomberg, citing its own sources.

According to the agency's sources, the initial agreement will be for a period of one year, but it can be extended after that.

The ambassadors of the EU countries were informed about the agreement at their meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.