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Energy 24-05-2022

Fearing Russian supply cuts, Berlin puts oil and coal power plants on standby

The German ministry for economy and climate action is ensuring that significant coal and oil power plant capacities are at the ready in case the country's Russian gas supply is cut, according to a government plan seen by EURACTIV.
Energy 18-05-2022

Russia could cut off gas to Finland this week, energy provider says

Russia could cut off gas supplies to Finland this week, Finland's state-owned energy provider Gasum said on Wednesday (18 May), in a row over Moscow's demand for countries to pay for gas in roubles and as Helsinki seeks NATO membership.
Energy 12-05-2022

Berlin inches closer to expropriating Gazprom assets

Following the Russian announcement of sanctions against 31 European utilities, including Gazprom Germania, the German government is inching closer to expropriating the German Gazprom subsidiary and related assets.
Global Europe 12-05-2022

NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

Finland is expected to announce on Thursday (12 May) its intention to join NATO with Sweden likely to follow soon after, diplomats and officials said, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine reshapes European security and the Atlantic military alliance.
Global Europe 12-05-2022

Russia puts sanctions on Gazprom subsidiaries in Europe

Moscow has imposed sanctions on 31 companies, including the owner of the Polish part of the Yamal pipeline, as well as the former German unit of the Russian gas producer Gazprom, whose subsidiaries service Europe's gas consumption.
Energy 28-04-2022

Germany’s Habeck: ‘We have to try the unrealistic’ to break free from Russian gas

As Russia’s war on Ukraine enters its third month, Germany’s vice-chancellor Robert Habeck called for unprecedented measures to decrease the country's reliance on Russian gas and counter the Kremlin's energy blackmail.
Energy 27-04-2022

Russia cuts gas to Poland, threatens disconnecting Bulgaria

Russia halted gas supplies to Poland under the Yamal contract on Wednesday (26 April), in a deepening of the rift between the West and Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
Europe's East 18-04-2022

No evacuation corridors in Ukraine for second day as attacks continue

Ukraine and Russia have failed to agree on humanitarian convoys for the evacuation of civilians from war-affected areas for the second day, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Monday (18 April).
Politics 05-04-2022

Berlin nationalises Gazprom Germania to block liquidation

The German government has, effective immediately, transferred the ownership of the German Gazprom subsidiary to the federal network agency as a trustee in a bid to save the country’s gas market. On Friday (1 April), Gazprom Germania found itself transferred...
Energy 01-04-2022

Putin tells Europe: Pay in roubles or we’ll cut off your gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded foreign buyers pay for Russian gas in roubles from Friday (1 April) or else have their supplies cut, a move European capitals rejected and which Germany said amounted to "blackmail".
Energy 11-03-2022

Denmark resumes construction of Norway-Poland gas link

Construction of the Danish part of Baltic Pipe, which will connect Poland to Norwegian gas fields, is resuming following a nine month hiatus, Danish grid operator Energinet said on Tuesday.
Energy 03-03-2022

Stop financing Putin’s war with energy imports, Ukrainian NGO pleads

The European Union needs to stop all oil and gas imports from Russia to prevent indirectly funding Russia’s war in Ukraine, 25 NGOs, including the National Ecological Center of Ukraine, told the EU on Thursday (3 March).
Health 01-03-2022

UEFA drops Gazprom, may contribute to more sustainable image

Europe's top football-governing body UEFA ended a multi-million euro contract with Russian state-owned Gazprom on Monday (28 February) due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in a move that is not only good for solidarity but has green benefits as well.
Energy 25-02-2022

Spain calls for ‘structural solutions’ as energy prices soar on back of Ukraine war

Europe needs to drastically reform its energy market to tackle the ongoing price crunch, Spain told the European Commission in a letter sent on Wednesday (23 February), just before the conflict in Ukraine caused energy prices to spike.
Energy 24-02-2022

Germany braces for ‘more turbulent days’ on gas markets amid rising Russia tensions

With geopolitical tensions at their highest, German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck said he expects "more turbulent days" ahead on gas markets, and echoed calls from other politicians to establish a “national gas reserve” ahead of the next winter season.
Health 22-02-2022

MEPs to ask UEFA to move Champions League final amid Ukraine tension

European lawmakers are preparing a letter to ask Europe’s football governing body UEFA not to host the final of its most prestigious competition next May in St Petersburg, Russia.
Energy 22-02-2022

Germany halts Nord Stream 2

Germany has put a halt to the certification of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline in response to Russia’s recognition of the two breakaway regions in the Ukrainian Donbas and announced that it would revaluate the procedure.
Energy 18-02-2022

LEAK: Energy prices will ‘remain high and volatile until at least 2023’, EU Commission says

Gas and electricity prices will “remain high and volatile until at least 2023” according to long term forecasts quoted in a draft of the European Commission’s communication on energy prices due to be published next month.
Global Europe 11-02-2022

Explainer: How a German ‘climate’ fund fought US sanctions against Nord Stream 2

A German politician set up a state-backed foundation with Russian energy company Gazprom last year to help Moscow avoid US sanctions on a pipeline due to carry Russian gas to Europe.
Energy 07-02-2022

Von der Leyen: Growing evidence Kremlin is using ‘gas supplies as political leverage’

Despite record demand and high gas prices in European markets, Russia's state-owned Gazprom has been exporting historically low amounts of gas to the EU, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday (7 February).
Energy 03-02-2022

Eastbound gas flows resume on Russian Yamal-Europe pipeline

Gas flows from Germany to Poland resumed on Wednesday evening (2 February) via the Russian Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas westwards into Europe, data from German network operator Gascade showed.
Energy 02-02-2022

Berlin looks for alternatives as German gas storage hits record lows

Germany has begun searching for alternative gas suppliers in the event that imports from Russia are interrupted due to tensions in Ukraine.
Energy 28-01-2022

Europe can only partially replace Russian gas

Russia furnishes over 40% of the natural gas Europe imports and in the event it invades Ukraine again those supplies could be at risk, throwing into question European countries's ability to keep the heat on in the dead of winter.
Global Europe 14-01-2022

Cruz’s Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill fails in US Senate, Menendez tables alternative legislation

The US Senate on Thursday (13 January) failed to pass a bill to slap sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz, a day after Democrats unveiled their own legislation.