Russia Strikes Back against Europe's Energy Union
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BRUSSELS—Europe is starting to play hardball with Russia on energy — and the Kremlin is fighting back. For years, the European Union was highly dependent on Russia’s natural gas and was unable to exert any influence on its supplier since it is the world’s largest energy importer. This spring, the European Commission launched an EU Energy Union to finally bind the 28 countries into a single energy market.
Kristine Berzina is a Transatlantic Fellow for Energy & Society in the Brussels office of The German Marshall Fund of the United States.
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