piping gas.EU wants to stand strong to force Russia to supply more gas
Josep Borrell wrote in his blog that EU's energy dependence was one of the key issues in relations with Russia.
"Russia is meeting its contractual obligations but does not deliver extra volumes to the EU, which led to the price increase, Borrell said. "Our energy dependency is one of the key issues in our relations with Russia. Russia is meeting its contractual obligations on gas deliveries, but is not putting additional gas into the European system as it could do, hence contributing to drive prices upward," he noted.
He lamented that in the past, EU states did not always show a unified approach in relations with the Russian Federation.