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EU to lay power line under the Black Sea

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union (EU) Commission, said that the Black Sea power line between Romania, Georgia and Azerbaijan is very important, and that the project will connect the two sides of the Black Sea in both energy and digital communication.

Von der Leyen spoke at the signing ceremony of the strategic partnership agreement in the field of green energy development and transmission between Azerbaijan, Georgia, Romania and Hungary in Bucharest, the capital of Romania.

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Pointing out that the agreement will bring the EU closer to its partners in the South Caucasus region, von der Leyen stated that it will also help the transition to clean energy.

Von der Leyen explained that with the start of the Russia-Ukraine war, they gave up on Russian fossil fuels and turned to reliable energy partners.

Pointing out that the future is in clean, affordable and safe renewable energy sources, von der Leyen stated that renewable energy sources contribute to energy independence and energy supply security. 

“It will connect the two sides of the Black Sea in both energy and digital communication”

 

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Von der Leyen emphasized that he welcomed the priority of the signed agreement to renewable energy.

“We need stronger electricity interconnections to integrate increased renewable energy generation. That’s why the Black Sea powerline between Romania, Georgia and Azerbaijan is very important,” said von der Leyen, adding that this is an ambitious project.

Von der Leyen pointed out that the project will connect the two sides of the Black Sea in both energy and digital communication and will move towards the Caspian Sea, adding that “The project will help strengthen our security of supply by bringing electricity from renewable sources to the EU via Romania and Hungary.” found.

Voicing that the Black Sea power line is a new transmission route full of opportunities, von der Leyen stated that this could transform Georgia into an electricity hub and integrate it into the EU electricity market.

Von der Leyen added that he is looking forward to the ongoing feasibility results of the Black Sea powerline project and that they are ready to support the project financially.

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