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Statement by the European Commission following the trilateral energy meeting between the EU, Russia and Ukraine today

European Commission - STATEMENT/14/181   02/06/2014

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European Commission

Statement

Brussels, 2 June 2014

Statement by the European Commission following the trilateral energy meeting between the EU, Russia and Ukraine today

Following receipt of payment of 786 million USD by Gazprom from Naftogaz, a trilateral meeting on energy security between EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger, Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak and Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan took place in Brussels on Monday 2 June.

Real progress has been made. Intensive discussions led to a bilateral meeting between the CEOs of Gazprom and Naftogaz who discussed key commercial issues for a settlement of the ongoing gas supply questions. The CEOs of Gazprom and Naftogaz have developed an approach in which both companies will further consult and continue talks in the next days. Once these talks have led to a consolidated package proposal, both parties will report back to their ministers, with the aim to meet again in the trilateral format without delay.

It was agreed that as long as these talks are ongoing:

  • there will be no interruption of delivery;

  • there will be no prepayment for gas deliveries for June;

no party will go to Stockholm for arbitration.

Contacts :

Sabine Berger (+32 2 299 27 92)

Nicole Bockstaller (+32 2 295 25 89)

For the public: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11 or by e­mail


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