Written question – The EU’s position on Azerbaijan’s aggression against the territorial integrity of Armenia – E-003154/2022

Source: European Parliament

Question for written answer  E-003154/2022
to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Rule 138
Antoni Comín i Oliveres (NI), Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó (NI), Clara Ponsatí Obiols (NI)

One of the consequences of Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine is that the EU has sought to diversify its oil and gas supplies by signing agreements with other authoritarian countries. One of those agreements is the EU-Azerbaijan Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of July 2022. President von der Leyen stated that the EU ‘will double the supply of gas from Azerbaijan’ and ‘commit to the expansion of the Southern Gas Corridor’ from 8 billion cubic metres of gas per year to 20 billion cubic metres. She added: ‘From next year on, we should reach 12 billion cubic metres. This will help compensate for cuts in supplies of Russian gas and contribute significantly to Europe’s security of supply[1].’

On 13 September 2022, Azerbaijan started an offensive to capture Armenian territory, which has led to the death of more than 150 people. In its resolution of 8 June 2022 on security in the Eastern Partnership area, Parliament called ‘for the EU and the Member States not to let the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia become intractable’.

  • 1.Besides being deeply concerned, will the VP/HR propose specific measures to the Council to deter Azerbaijan from attacking Armenian territory?
  • 2.Did the Commission discuss guarantees for regional security in the Southern Caucasus with Azerbaijan when it signed the MoU?
  • [1] https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/STATEMENT_22_4583
Last updated: 29 September 2022