Russia’s foreign minister has urged the European Union to support the idea of a Moscow-backed pipeline that would bring natural gas across the Black Sea to Turkey and the rest of Europe.
Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the pipeline – which could include Greece, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary – would bring “energy stability” to Europe.
Greece’s left-wing government has expressed interest in the project, dubbed Turkish Stream.
The United States, however, has been encouraging the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, which will take Azeri gas from the Caspian Sea to Italy. [AP]