Europe Versus Gazprom by Nina L. Khrushcheva – Project Syndicate

Nikita Khrushchev’s grand-daughter (and great-grand-daughter, as the former Soviet leader adopted his son’s daughter and Nina’s mother…) on the EU demanding that Russia’s Gazprom respect competition rules, heading for a clash with Putin’s Russia.

For years, Vladimir Putin has wielded Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas as a foreign-policy weapon, without fear of the EU calling his bluff – until now. The EU’s antitrust case against the state-controlled gas conglomerate Gazprom is a clear signal that Putin’s brutishness is no longer as intimidating as it once was.

Source: Europe Versus Gazprom by Nina L. Khrushcheva – Project Syndicate

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