Turkey to join EU energy ministers' meeting

Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Yildiz has said he was scheduled to participate in a meeting of EU energy ministers on September 6-7 in Brussels.

Turkey to join EU energy ministers' meeting

Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz has said he was scheduled to participate in a meeting of the European Union energy ministers on September 6-7 in Brussels.

Yildiz told reporters on Tuesday he would hold a series of contacts during his stay in a bid to win support for the opening of the EU policy chapter on energy in Turkey's membership talks.

Yildiz said Turkey's performance grew noticeably better in achieving EU criteria in energy issues specifically with the Nabucco natural gas pipeline project.

The Nabucco pipeline is a joint project undertaken by Austria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary, which will carry the Caspian natural gas to Austria through territories of participating countries. The project aims to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia.

Shareholders of Nabucco Project are Botas (Turkey), Bulgarian Energy Holding (Bulgaria), MOL (Hungary), OMV (Austria), RWE (Germany) and Transgaz (Romania).
 

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