Moscow has long sought to build alternate gas routes such as Türkiye to supply energy to Western countries and decrease its dependency on European pipeline tracks.
Italy’s far-right PM frontrunner Giorgia Meloni has voiced her support for sanctions against Russia - but the coalition has shown cracks.
In a recent speech at a university in Prague, the German Chancellor outlined his vision of an expanded EU, but at a time of unstable economics, the idea could backfire.
The two sides have agreed to put the payment model into action in the "near future", says Russian President Putin
The EU leadership seeks to starve Russia of the funds it needs to finance its war with Ukraine, but that comes at a high cost.
As the conflict enters its 192nd day, Moscow says Kiev tried to capture the Zaporizhzhia facility and Turkish President Erdogan tells Russia's Putin that Türkiye could play a facilitating role on the nuclear plant standoff.
The last two months have seen a surge in ‘prosumers’ in Romania as the energy crunch sways the government into financing solar panel use.
The move comes as the country strives to wean itself off Russian natural gas in response to Moscow's attack on Ukraine.
EU member states agreed to cut gas consumption by 15 percent by March next year in an attempt to show a unified front against Russia. But implementing the deal won’t be easy.
The crisis triggered last week could lead to snap elections held as early as September, with polls projecting a likely far-right win.
While the EU Commission proposes a mechanism to reduce gas consumption and encourage stockpiling for the winter, member states are going it alone with gas deals.
Economy Minister Robert Habeck said that Russia attempts to "destroy" European unity, using gas against Germany to retaliate against the West's support for Ukraine following its assault.
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