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Russia-Romania: Redirecting the gas flow?

Gabriela Ionita of Power&Politics Weblog discusses Russian PM's Putin comment on redirecting its gas trade through Romania in the future by way of the projected SouthStream gas pipeline.

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  • Prime Minister Emil Boc said the proposal made by Vladimir Putin is a result of the discussion (40 – 45 minutes) onto it with the Romanian president, Traian Băsescu.
    Emil Boc’s statement appears to confirm the idea of “Chess” in which Vladimir Putin is giving authorities in Bucharest to force a reaction. Mention that the discussion that took place immediately after the crisis triggered Russia – Ukraine on gas. The existence of this discussion to hear from Moscow, and all of the Vladimir Putin.
    The fact that Vladimir Putin has decided to communicate its decisions through the media can be considered an irony to the authorities in Bucharest, but also a signal to Russia’s partners in South Stream project. Especially for Bulgaria, a country with which Russia is currently disagreement on the transit of the future pipelines.
    As long as the leadership of Romania rather wanted to go unnoticed discussion with Russian Prime Minister, it can be assumed that any conditions imposed on Romania to take gas without intermediaries were not just acceptable.

  • Russia is selling gas to Romania in a very high prize

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