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Tuesday, 28.04.2015, 13:19
Russian energy giant Gazprom rejected on Wednesday EU accusations that it was abusing its dominant market position in Europe, calling the charges unjustified, reports LETA/AFP.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Energy, EU – Baltic States, Gas, Legislation, Russia
EU regulators on Wednesday formally charged Russian gas giant Gazprom with abusing its dominant market position in Europe, a move that risks inflaming tensions with the Kremlin, the AFP news agency reports, cites LETA.
During an official visit to Austria yesterday, Latvian President Andris Berzins answered questions from the local media, including ones about the country's current foreign policy challenges, and said that everything is being done so that Latvia and Russia remain as neighbors, informs LETA.
Latvian MP Atis Lejins (Unity) believes it is not possible to predict Russia's actions under the current circumstances, and added that the biggest concern after military threats is Europe's energy dependence on Russia, reports LETA.
Russia has threatened to use nuclear force against the United States and its NATO allies over Crimea and the Baltic States, in a stark warning reportedly issued by Moscow's envoys to their counterparts earlier this month, the British newspaper The Times reported on April 2rd, cites LETA.
Russia is using measures whose purpose is to destabilize the situation in the Baltic region: Lithuanian president's office agrees with this statement, informs LETA/ELTA.
In its annual threat assessment for the year 2014, Lithuania's State Security Department (VSD) stated that Vladimir Malygin, Russia's former consul general in Klaipeda, was sent out from Lithuania in April 2014 because he was a Russian spy, informs LETA/ELTA.