EU Commission puts new conditions to signing of energy contracts

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Alexey Miller, CEO of Russian energy giant Gazprom.

EU Commission puts new conditions to signing of energy contracts


The EC wants to oblige member states to ask for its approval before signing contracts with the energy giant. According to draft bills prepared by the Commission, governments intending to conclude agreements with the Russian state-controlled giant Gazprom will have to report about their intentions as well as the process of negotiations.

The Commission, in its turn, has the right to send observers, who will supervise the compliance of the negotiated contracts with the European legislation. Alth...


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