Although in the 1990s the Russian Far East was not an important region in Russian central government’s internal policy, when Vladimir Putin assumed the presidency it was declared strategically significant.
Thirteen ministers responsible for energy issues representing various EU member states – Italy, Portugal and Central and Eastern European and Scandinavian countries – took part in the discussion on the proposed mandate.
On 20th June representatives of the Croatian and Hungarian governments signed a letter of intent regarding the establishment
On 1 June, President Donald Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement signed in 2015.
The oil industry does not play a major role in the Ukrainian energy sector and has smaller economic and political significance than the gas, coal and nuclear sectors. The issues linked to the Ukrainian fuel sector are rarely given publicity in the mass media. Meanwhile, a comprehensive analysis reveals that there has been a painful and durable collapse in this strategic branch of the economy.
On 24 April in Paris, Nord Stream 2 AG signed agreements regarding the financing of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction project.
The Russian gas sector has found itself in a difficult situation.
On 28 March, the European Commission sent a letter to the governments of Denmark and Sweden, in which it confirmed its position on Nord Stream 2.
The EU’s commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager announced that the European Commission (EC) was ready to settle the case against Gazprom.
On 15th February the Ukrainian government declared a state of emergency in the energy sector. The main reason behind the decision is the shortage of anthracite.