Russia has reduced gas exports to Europe via Ukraine because of the Nord Stream pipeline (photo: dpa)

EU can beat Russia’s threat of new gas supply cuts

Russia’s threat to cut gas supplies to the European Union have little substance. They are made when gas supplies are plentiful and European countries can switch to alternative sources. And Europe is already better prepared. But the EU has to have the common political muscle and solidarity to resist Russia’s pressure and make joint decisions now to protect its long-term security of supply.

<i>The European Union’s internal energy market has integrated further since the last Russia-Ukraine gas crisis. It is now much better prepared and equipped to cope with external gas supply shocks. But in the short-term, some European sub-regions and countries remain more vulnerable than others ...

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Dr. Frank Umbach
The European Commission has proposed performing a stress test of the EU energy system in the light of supply disruption risks this winter
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