Engagement or entanglement?

EU banks are likely to loosen their conditions in order to support the Nabucco project, writes. In the process, they will enrich and empower the leader of Turkmenistan.

In late May, Horst Köhler stepped down as Germany’s president for making the following statement: “A country of our size, with its focus on exports and thus reliance on foreign trade, must be aware that…military deployments are necessary in an emergency to protect our interests – for example, when it comes to trade routes [and…] instabilities that could negatively influence our trade, jobs and incomes.”

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