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    • EU's top court hits at Gazprom

      EU's top court hits at Gazprom

      Europe's top court overruled last Tuesday an EU decision allowing Russia's Gazprom to ship more gas via the Opal gas pipeline, which links its Nord Stream pipeline to Germany, news wires reported. The ruling is politically charged as Poland and other eastern European nations fight Gazprom's plans to double the capacity of Nord Stream and bypass legacy gas routes via Poland and Ukraine, Reuters commented.

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    • US to impose Nord Stream 2 sanctions

      US to impose Nord Stream 2 sanctions

      The US is reportedly preparing to impose sanctions on all EU firms that co-finance Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany and companies involved in laying the pipes in the Baltic Sea. According to WSJ, which first reported the news, the financial penalties would follow an amendment to existing measures against Russia, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

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    • Merkel, Putin discuss Syria and Ukraine at landmark meeting

      Merkel, Putin discuss Syria and Ukraine at landmark meeting

      Chancellor Angela Merkel has received Russian President Vladimir Putin on his first bilateral visit to Germany since 2014. Their agenda listed Ukraine, Syria, as well as Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn US ire and piped gas for Europe but she dampened expectations.Talks outside Berlin, however, ended with no clearcut progress and dampened expectations.

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