Matiyeshyn on Europe, through a Ukrainian eye

With winter season of 2012-2013 coming closer, “Gazprom” has started to show a more rigid position in relation to certain European consumers of Russian gas. Bringing into service of the Nord Stream gas pipeline provided Russia with additional dividends in negotiation processes with transit countries and consumers. And first of all, it has to do… » read more

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On June 21-23, 2012 the 16-th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum took place. In public participants concentrated on discussion of the Eurozone crisis consequences and scenarios of the world economy development. It was expected that the future of the Shtokman field which is strategic for Gazprom would be disclosed at the forum. We remind that,… » read more

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An idea of LNG-terminal construction has been discussed in Ukraine for a long time already. The government and opposition constantly highlight the necessity of reduction of energy dependence upon Russia. Similar statements can be heard more loudly with electoral campaigns coming closer. However, something always got in the way when it came to realization of… » read more

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Another summit Russia-EU has demonstrated Russia’s interest in communication with the European countries exclusively in the bilateral format without EU officials. V.Putin has let EU representatives know that he, as a president, is ready to communicate with heads of the European states in the first place. V.Putin’s first visits to Germany and France have set… » read more

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Gas became the main topic of the recent session of heads of the governments of the CIS countries. Turkmenistan, as the country presiding in the Commonwealth, paid special attention to gas transportation. Today Turkmenistan, occupying the 4-th place in the world according to the discovered gas reserves, tries to diversify routes of export of its… » read more

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Upon the initiative of the President of the RF V.Putin and signature of the Prime-minister D.Medvedev, one of the greatest energy companies “Rosneft” has received a new head – I.Sechin, the former vice-premier, curator of the fuel and energy complex of the RF. A new vice-premier A.Dvorkovich who will take care of the energy sector… » read more

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The position of official representatives of Europe concerning the imprisonment of Ukrainian oppositionists has forced the leadership of Ukraine to postpone the Summit of Central European States. The session of Ukraine-EU Cooperation Council will pass amid sharp statements of European ministers concerning impossibility of signing and ratification of the Association Agreement. On the whole the… » read more

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Governmental circles of Russia discuss now the draft bill “About development of Siberia and the Far East”. At the beginning of the year a political decision was made that a special structure should work on the development of Siberia and the Far East. The main priority is the construction of infrastructural objects at the specified… » read more

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Information concerning possible signing of the gas agreement between Naftogaz of Ukraine and German RWE recently appeared in Ukrainian mass-media. What’s meant is the delivery of spot gas bought in Europe to Ukraine through pipelines of Slovakia. Even in case the short-term contract between Naftogaz and RWE is signed, it won’t reduce dependence of Ukraine… » read more

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