Political and economic goals and interests of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union in the Caspian region
Keywords:gas, oil, Caspian region
The Caspian region with its huge oil and gas reserves is becoming an increasingly important source of energy. Gas reserves in the Caspian region may continue to be of interest to Western Europe as a replacement reserve. Cooperation with the region is becoming increasingly important as a result of the EU's eastward enlargement, regardless of the energy sector. European interests in this region can be defined as energy and security interests.