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29.05.2014 EU wants to keep drawing investment in energy from Russia, but warns about rules

The EU is not going to introduce sanctions against Russia investment in the European energy sector, EU energy commissioner Gunther Oettinger has said.

15.04.2014 Bulgaria faces fine over South Stream

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, reported on April 14.

03.04.2014 Ukraine to join EU third energy package

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.

29.01.2014 Putin hopes for mutually acceptable solutions on Third Energy Package with EU

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.

22.01.2014 Russian foreign minister says EU third energy package issue can be settled

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.

21.01.2014 EU gives Russia’s Gazprom preliminary approval for South Stream pipeline

Countries hosting Gazprom’s European super pipeline will not have to revise earlier agreements that technically break EU law, reported on January 20.

13.12.2013 Russian Official Denounces EU’s “Discriminatory” Stance on South Stream

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

06.12.2013 Russia Expected to Revise South Stream Pipeline Plan to Comply with EU Rules

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.

05.12.2013 Russia to Dispute EU’s Third Energy Package

Russia is going to sue the EU over the third energy package, Itar-Tass has cited economic development minister Aleksey Ulyukayev as saying.

02.12.2013 EU Regulations May Thwart South Stream Pipeline Project

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.