SOUTH STREAM: LICENCE TO KILL
REUTERS. Russia's Gazprom, disregarding European Commission plans to delay talks, said it expected to sign deals this month on building its major South Stream pipeline to carry gas to central and southern Europe without crossing Ukraine.
It made the announcement a day after the Commission said it would postpone talks with Gazprom over South Stream which still requires European Union legislation, including exemptions from rules that limit pipeline ownership and require access be provided to other gas firms.
The bloc, already concerned to reduce the Russian state-controlled company's dominance over its energy supply, especially in eastern Europe, has been further…
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