So today is the day when a new energy union unveils in Brussels. The plan is "to establish a single European market in energy supplies, purchases and consumption, in an attempt to loosen the Kremlin's stranglehold on Europe's gas supplies"
The official press statement goes into tedious detail of what European people need and etc. There are few words of wisdom about Russia's evil grip over its energy supplies and its mischievousness towards using it in exchange for political gains (as if this was a big secret).
Now that EU finally realized Russia is evil (it took a while, and an invasion of not one but territories of two countries) its turning into alternatives. Among them is Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iraq and Iran. A question comes to mind: so when Russia is evil and using its energy as a political tool, none of these countries considered for diversification aren't?! Azerbaijan isn't one of these?
Does this mean an end to rights defenders work and pleas to hold the authorities of Azerbaijan responsible? Shall we forget about our political prisoners because the focus is now on European citizens and their need to stay warm over winter?