Poland fines Gazprom over Nord Stream 2

COVID-19 or no COVID-19, the controversy over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline shows no sign of…

Ukraine hires Washington lobbyists to help block NS2 pipeline

Ukraine’s state-owned oil and natural gas company Naftogaz has hired a a firm of political consultants in…

Turkstream passes milestone but Russia calls for EU guarantees

The  development  of the $6bn Turkish Stream pipeline running from Russia’s gas fields to Europe via…

Gazprom to receive European funding for second Nord Stream gas pipeline

Gazprom’s plans to lay a second gas pipeline along the bed of the Baltic Sea came…

ChemChina gets OK for Syngenta deal

ChemChina has  won EU  antitrust approval for its $43bn takeover of Swiss pesticide maker Syngenta, paving…

EU backs down on Nord Stream 2

The European Union is giving up on efforts to stop construction of the controversial Nord Stream…

EU extends Russian sanctions – but rift widens with Tillerson appointment

Russian sanctions: As widely anticipated, European Union leaders last week voted to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the…

Tillerson ready to question sanctions as Merckel and Hollande back extension

Tillerson: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande yesterday put their collective weight behind…

Gazprom puts out call for Nord Stream 2 bids in face of EU opposition

Nord Stream 2: Russia’s state energy giant Gazprom continued its defiance to the EU over its…

Crunch time looms for Nord Stream 2

The future of Gazprom’s plans to lay a second 1,200km long pipeline along the bed of the…

Shell & Co ready to defy Poland over Nordstream 2, says Gazprom chief

The international consortium put together to build the Nordstream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany are getting…

Putin extends EU food embargo

EU food embargo: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning imports of Western food products until…

Brexit expected put brakes on India-EU FTA negotiations

Brexit: UK’s vote to leave the EU is expected to delay Indian attempts to establish a free trade agreement…

Junker and Putin set to thrash out future of Nord Stream 2 at SPIEF

The future of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline proposed between Russia and Germany  is…

Juncker confirms attendance at next month’s St. Petersburg Forum

Both Moscow and Brussels have confirmed that the European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker will attend Russia’s…

US calls on EU to hold fire on Nord Stream 2 to assess security risks

US officials have urged the EU not to rush into the construction of the Nord Stream 2…

Mogherini leads EU delegation to Iran on mission to boost commercial ties

A high-level delegation of eight European Commissioners led by the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and…

Russian-EU trade down as Switzerland pushes its way into top three

Russian-EU trade: The volume of trade flowing from Russia to  the EU dropped down to 6% of the…

Gazprom agrees to sell off Latvjias Gaze to comply with EU restrictions

Gazprom has  agreed to sell its 34% share in Latvia’s natural gas distributor Latvijas Gaze in…

Central & Eastern EU PMs post objection to Nord Stream 2

Eight EU governments have signed a letter objecting to the Nord Stream 2 project that would…

EU ready to extend Russian sanctions

Russian sanctions: The European Union will extend sanctions against almost 150 Russian officials and pro-Moscow separatists…

Rosneft EU law suit opens in Luxembourg

Rosneft EU law suit: The European General Court (EGC) in Luxembourg  has  started hearing Rosneft’s case against the EU,…

Ukraine files formal complaint with EU over ‘political’ Nord Stream 2

 Ukraine has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission in an attempt to block the construction…

EU delegation to visit Iran to discuss Southern Gas Corridor

Southern Gas Corridor: The EU is to make its first “technical assessment mission” to Iran next month, its…