The 10 bcm/y export capacity of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline is indeed a positive energy requirement development for the Balkans, it fills some of the void, however, for the overall needs of the region it is somewhat negligible. While the EU is ever more gas dependent on Russia... will also be soon dependent to Turkey. A “hostage” situation that I am afraid does not contribute to EU Energy Security.
The EU has to realize and act accordingly that the hydrocarbons discovered in Cyprus are not just a Cyprus issue. Scientific estimates especially south of the island of Crete indicate gas reservoirs that may even be larger than those in the Levantine Basin. And let’s not exclude Israel from this equation; a proven ally with significant hydrocarbon discoveries that is geopolitically stranded and surrounded by hostile to Israel nations. Or Egypt to say the least.
An East Med Energy Corridor, that would avoid non-EU countries, would guarantee an uninterrupted energy supply source for the EU, of the EU!