Piebalgs plays down Gazprom threat

  • 2008-02-13
EU Energy Commis-sioner Andris Piebalgs says there is no reason to fear the recent spate of energy deals Russia has made with EU member states. In an interview with RFE/RL correspondent Ahto Lobjakas, the Latvian says Brussels will continue to seek alternative suppliers to meet future EU demand, and notes that legislation is in the pipeline to prevent the Gazprom from gaining control of strategic assets in Europe.The EU has viewed Russia's various recent pipeline projects 's among them South Stream and Nord Stream 's and acquisitions in southeastern Europe with remarkable equanimity. Do...
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