Sweden criticizes Russia pipeline, but grants permit

Sweden’s government granted Russia permits to lay Nord Stream 2 pipelines through its Baltic Sea waters, saying it could not turn down the 9.5 billion euro project, which is fully owned by Gazprom, EU Observer reports. Both Finland and Germany have already given...

Energy to dominate Bulgaria’s PM talks with Putin

A week following Bulgarian President Rumen Radev’s meeting with Putin, Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov will visit Russia Wednesday to likewise meet with Putin, Balkan Insight reports. With Sofia announcing plans to unfreeze the Belene Nuclear Power Plant project and...

Russia, Turkey OK pipeline deal, end gas dispute

Ankara and Moscow have settled a dispute over gas supplies, and in turn, Russia’s Gazprom says work can now begin on the land-based part of the Turkish Stream pipeline project, Voice of America reports. Gazprom says it has ended its arbitration dispute with...