Minster Szijjártó: we need to seek new opportunities for energy supply

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

After Russia’s decision concerning the South Stream gas pipeline, further opportunities need to be explored for the long-term guarantee of secure energy supplies for Hungary, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó stated on Tuesday.

The Minister – who is attending the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Brussels – said that Russia had the right to take this decision on South Stream, and Hungary takes note of it.

He said that in order to ensure Hungary's energy security new opportunities need to be sought, one of the most prominent of which is the supply of gas to Central Europe from Azerbaijan through a southern route.

Mr. Szijjártó added that this is only one alternative, however, and – although the intention is to prioritise it – further opportunities must now be explored for the long-term guarantee of secure energy supplies for Hungary.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

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Anonymous said...

The EU to Become a “U.S. Colony”? The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would Abolish Europe’s Sovereignty. Is Madame Merkel Betraying the EU – Endangering the Lives of Future European Generations with her Push for the Nefarious TTIP?

www.globalresearch.ca/the-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership-ttip-would-abolish-europes-sovereignty-the-eu-would-become-a-us-colony/

The proposed Free Trade Agreement (sic), the so called Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – TTIP – between the US and Europe would be an infringement and final abolishment of Europe’s sovereignty. It would expand the US corporate and financial empire which already today dominates Washington’s politics and that of much of the western world – to take over Europe. Europe’s sovereignty would be jeopardized, meaning the sovereignty of the EU itself, as well as and especially the sovereignty of EU member countries.

At stake would be EU’s and EU members’ legal and regulatory system, environmental protection regulations – and Europe’s economy. Europe’s basic social infrastructure, what’s left of it after the 2008 invasion of the infamous troika – IMF (FED, Wall Street), European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission (EC) – like education, health, as well as water supply and sanitation services would become easy prey for privatization by international (mostly US) transnationals.

This so-called ‘Free Trade Agreement’ (sic) between the US and Europe Obama is pushing on the European Commission and for which on behalf of Europe, Germany’s Madame Merkel seems to be a forceful standard bearer, if signed, would be serving the interests of corporations rather than of the 600 million European citizens.

According to John Hilary, Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, and expert on trade and investment, the TTIP is a Charter for Deregulation, an Attack on Jobs, and End to Democracy.

“[The] TTIP is therefore correctly understood not as a negotiation between two competing trading partners, but as an attempt by transnational corporations to praise open and deregulate markets on both sides of the Atlantic.”...

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