Russian Energy Exempt From EU Sanctions

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and close ally Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller. Miller and Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin are notably absent from the final EU sanctions list.

Russian Energy Exempt From EU Sanctions


At the European Council meeting on 20-21 March, the Crimea crisis was discussed by EU leaders. However, the EU sanctions imposed on individuals over Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine will not affect EU-Russia energy relations so far.

Chief executive officers of Russia’s two biggest companies – Gazprom’s Alexei Miller and Igor Sechin of Rosneft – are notably absent from the final sanctions list.

Wim Vandenberghe, an energy expert on EU regulatory and competition law at De...


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