The EU is not going to introduce sanctions against Russia investment in the European energy sector, EU energy commissioner Gunther Oettinger has said.
The planned South Stream pipeline project is a display of the excellent relations the Kremlin has with the Bulgarian government, according to an article published in Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Novinite.com reported on April 14.
Ukraine is going to join the EU third energy package, Energy Minister Yury Prodan has told UK diplomats. The two sides discussed energy cooperation between Kiev and London and British assistance to Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed the hope that Russia and the European Union would be able to reach mutually acceptable solutions on the Third Energy Package, Itar-Tass reported on January 28.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believes that the issue of the Third Energy Package, which Russia and the European Union are debating, can be settled easily and pragmatically, if not to politicise it, Itar-Tass reported on January 21.
Countries hosting Gazprom’s European super pipeline will not have to revise earlier agreements that technically break EU law, rt.com reported on January 20.
The European Commission must have an equal approach to the South Stream and Trans Adriatic Pipeline projects, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov told Russian reporters on December 12, saying the issue must not be politicized, Itar-Tass reported on December 13
Gazprom's giant South Stream gas project cannot operate on EU territory unless it complies with the bloc's energy law, and it could take years to do so, the European Commission said on December 4, Reuters has reported.
Russia is going to sue the EU over the third energy package, Itar-Tass has cited economic development minister Aleksey Ulyukayev as saying.
European Union rules are calling into question the legality of agreements signed between member states and Russian energy monopoly Gazprom relating to the South Stream natural gas pipeline set to deliver fuel to Europe, Budapest Business Journal reported on November 29.