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Azerbaijan: An Alternative Energy Partner for Europe?

Baku Views, a blog on economic commentary and opinion from Azerbaijan reflects on a recent NY Times column by Paul Krugman on Europe's dependence on Russian energy, noting that with its gas pipelines projects, Azerbaijan could be an alternative, reliable energy partner. In its opening notes, the blog also compares America's sliding approval rating of  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with Azerbaijan giving up on expecting Armenia to withdraw forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh region.


  • Jalilah

    Yes, Europe is dependent on Russian energy, but Azerbaijan is an alternative source of energy. Azerbaijan has the infrastructure and capital to provide a trusted energy supply. Mr. Jahangir Hajiyev runs the Bank of Azerbaijan, which is not yet well known but is a key player. Hajiyev is a capitalist, pro-reform leader who is stabilizing the economy and making key investments, especially in energy. Europe and America should take note.

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