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Barroso reconfirms European Commission commitment to Nabucco project

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso reconfirmed the Commission's commitment to the Nabucco pipeline in a video message.

Barroso recalled the gas shortage at the beginning of the year and thanked Hungary for its show of solidarity in the situation. The gas crisis highlighted the vulnerability of the energy supply of EU members and other countries in the region, he added.

Hungary is hosting an international summit on the Nabucco pipeline on Tuesday.

The Nabucco pipeline would deliver gas from Central Asia to Europe, reducing the region's energy dependence on Russia. (MTI – Econews)