Interview Alan Riley: A bad time for a pipeline?
It was, more than anything else, the European Parliament who got Alan Riley, Professor at the City Law School in London, involved in Nord Stream. ‘They asked me to look into this’, he says. Riley wrote a highly critical paper on Nord Stream for the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee (Nord Stream: An Economic and Market Analysis of the North European Pipeline Project). In his paper he focuses on the economic rationale of the project. Riley, who has done work for the UK Defence Academy and has acted as an advisor to the Lithuanian government, is currently writing another paper for the European Parliament on another Russian pipeline project – South Stream.