Andreas Goldthau

Can Europe survive without Russian gas? Maybe, but it should not have to

The ongoing Ukraine crisis has further politicized Russian energy trade with Europe and added a geopolitical dimension to already strained Eurasian gas relations. Yet, as this GMF Policy Brief argues, rather than aiming at curbing Russian gas imports, Europeans should make sure that if they buy Gazprom’s molecules, the latter do not come attached to Moscow’s political agenda. That’s easier than most EU policy makers think. Read more.

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