Contents tagged with EU

  • EU launches investigation after Russia’s Gazprom reduces gas supplies to Europe

    The European Union is gathering information in connection with the behavior of the Russian gas conglomerate Gazprom, which in 2021 sharply reduced gas supplies to its key sales market.

    “The behavior of the Russian gas monopoly, which accounts for more than a third of all gas consumed by the European Union, raises questions,” said European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager.

    "It is indeed thought-provoking that a company, in view of increasing demand, limits supply. This is quite …

  • EU wants to be part of U.S. talks with Russia on security guarantees

    Any discussions on European security should take place in coordination and participation with the EU. Therefore, the European Union wants to take part in negotiations between the United States and Russia on the de-escalation of tensions on the Russian-Ukrainian border, said EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in an interview with the German newspaper of Die Welt.

    "We do not want and cannot afford to be outside spectators, with the decisions made behind …

  • Lithuania and Poland vow to support Ukraine’s accession to EU and NATO

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, President pf Poland Andrzej Duda and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda signed a declaration in support of Ukraine's membership in the EU and NATO.

    "The common declaration enshrines clear support for Ukraine's membership in the EU and NATO and the fight against Russian aggression," said Zelensky after the summit of the Lublin Triangle in Stara Huta, Ivano-Frankivsk region.

    He added that the leaders of the Lublin Triangle coordinated steps to support …

  • Poland demands European Commission begin investigation into Russia's Gazprom over soaring gas prices

    The European Commission (EC) has sufficient arguments to immediately launch begin proceedings against the Russian gas giant Gazprom, said on the air of Polskie Radio Polish Minister of Climate and Environment, Anna Moskwa.

    "We strongly ask for an immediate antitrust investigation against Gazprom," she said.

    "I will soon meet with the European Commissioner [for Energy] and will defend this position. In our opinion, there are legal arguments that already now allow us to launch this …

  • Ukraine asks EU for help in reinforcing border with Belarus

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed during a telephone conversation with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen the possibility of obtaining EU assistance to reinforce the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, reports the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    The parties discussed the deteriorating situation on the European-Belarusian and Ukrainian-Belarusian borders. Zelensky and Ursula von der Leyen agreed that this situation is a hybrid attack that requires …

  • Lukashenko threatens to block transit of Russian gas to Europe

    Belarus can block the transit of Russian gas to the European Union if "unacceptable" sanctions are imposed against it, said self-proclaimed Belarusian president Alexander.

    According to him, the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, which supplies gas from Western Siberia to Germany through Poland, can be shut down.

    "Poland threatens us that it will close the border. Please close: fewer migrants will move there. That's not the question. What if we close the gas transit through Belarus? It will not be …

  • Poland to double size of its army making it the largest in Europe

    The Polish government has prepared an updated defense decree, which provides for a sharp increase in the number of the country's armed forces.

    According to Poland Daily Live, the document will replace the military doctrine adopted in 1967, when Poland was part of the Soviet bloc.

    According to the bill, the number of personnel in the Polish army  should double in the coming years  - from 150 to 300 thousand people, which will make it the largest in Europe. Cyber defense units will also be …

  • EU: Russia uses gas as weapon of influence against Moldova

    Russia has turned its gas supplies to Moldova into an instrument of influence on this country, said the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. "On a global scale, the rise in prices is not a consequence of the transformation of gas supplies into weapons, but in the case of Moldova it is," Borrell said in Brussels, at a joint press conference with Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița.

    Representatives of Moldova are negotiating with the Russian-owned …

  • Kremlin: Russia may abandon euro if it is used as ‘instrument of pressure’

    Russia, following its de-dollarization policy, may announce a policy of abandoning the euro if the European authorities begin to use their currency as an instrument of pressure, as the United States does, said in an interview with Interfax Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin.

    So far, according to Pankin, there are no reasons for this. Russia does not face problems in euro settlements, and the replacement of the European currency with another one only for political reasons is "economically …

  • Russia puts forth conditions for increasing gas supplies to EU

    Russian authorities are pushing for new long-term contracts with Gazprom to boost gas supplies and cool the European market, where prices have soared above $1900 per thousand cubic meters and storage reserves are at historic lows.

    Russia already supplies the maximum possible volumes as part of the existing contracts, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    Contractual obligations are fulfilled "impeccably" and "at the top level", he stressed, adding that the supply of additional …