EU: Brussels mulls over its energy resources

  • 2006-06-07
  • By Ahto Lobjakas, RFE/RL
PRAGUE - A new report underscores the growing importance of energy to the European Union's foreign policy. That increases the significance of Russia, but also reinforces a growing feeling in Brussels that alternative sources are needed. The report identifies the EU's main energy objectives as not just securing gas and oil deliveries from Russia, but also ensuring that it has reliable alternative sources.EU officials say relations with Russia take center-stage in their thinking. Russia is the biggest outside supplier of both oil and gas to the EU. Fokion Fotiadis, a senior official with th...
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