STRASBOURG – The European Union will pursue pragmatic co-operation with Russia but will not accept any exemptions for Gazprom from EU law, Austrian MEP Hannes Swoboda, leader of the Socialists and Democrats group, told New Europe on 5 February.
On 1 February, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said Vilnius will not offer any concessions to the Russian gas monopoly as the country seeks a lower price on purchases of natural gas.
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