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EU threatens legal action over gas dispute

EU threatens legal action over gas dispute

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has warned Russia's Gazprom and Ukraine's Naftogaz he will recommend legal action against them unless they move quickly to restore gas supplies to EU clients.
Barroso says that if the agreements sponsored by the European Union are not honored "as a matter of urgency," he will advise European energy companies that have deals with Gazprom and Naftogaz to file lawsuits against them.
Barroso made the threats Wednesday, a day after Russia and Ukraine failed to live up to promises to restore gas supplies to several EU countries states, some of which face acute shortages.
The EU chief told the European Parliament the dispute between the Ukraine and Russia was "most unacceptable and incredible."


Updated : 2021-01-19 03:05 GMT+08:00