W. Martin & J. Gillman, Project Syndicate | January 26, 2010
At wintertime, the relentless Russian blackmail over energy, especially gas, starts all over again. ++ The European Union should ensure warmer relations with Russia in more fields other than gas to ease up tension. ++ European efforts are being made on diversification both in gas routes with the Nabucco pipeline and in renewable resources such as solar energy. ++ But they will not hide the main remaining problem of the European energy policy: a strong and coherent European voice is yet nowhere to be heard.