Moscow. June 25th. INTERFAX.RU – In the European Union, 12 states were completely or partially left without gas from Russia, Moscow’s behavior in recent weeks has significantly exacerbated the risks, said European Commission Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson.
„The EU crisis plan prepared at the beginning of the year can come in handy at any time and member states should be ready to apply their state plans,” she was quoted on the Estonian website of the Delfi agency.
Simson said that last week the EU reached an agreement to increase gas supplies with Israel and Egypt, deepened cooperation with Norway, and final direct negotiations with Azerbaijan.
According to her, „big disagreements” among energy ministers are caused by issues related to further changes in the energy market, including the extension of the use of nuclear energy.