The European Commission wants to know the Details about the project "Nord stream ? 2" from the Russian side, said the Deputy head of the European Commission on Affairs of the Energy Union maro? ?ef?ovi? at the beginning of bilateral negotiations of Russia and the European Union in Vienna.
"We wish to listen to the Russian side, what they can tell us about This project ", ? Sefcovic said. He drew attention that the EU has " rules that must be followed, (the project) has to respect the law of the EU "." We must discuss This (project), because We learned about It a week ago ", ? He added, reports the news Agency. 4 September, the Russian Firm Gazprom signed a joint agreement on the gas pipeline " Nord stream ? 2 ", which provides for an increase in the supply of natural gas to the EU. Signatures under the document were put by the head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, head of the Board of BASF Kurt Bock, member of the management Board of E. ON Klaus sch?fer, Deputy General Director ENGIE Pierre Sharar, head of OMV AG Rainer Seele and managing Director of Royal Dutch Shell Ben van Bearden. Print edition OPINION noted, the composition of the participants claims that this project needs Europe, and looked in detail why this project is "no more political "than" South stream ". The day before Gazprom described the timing of the signing of the agreement on the "Power of Siberia ? 2" ? It's bound to happen in spring 2016. In mid-August, it was announced that the project of the gas pipeline "Nord stream ? 2" has a chance to get the approval of Brussels, notwithstanding the political debate around Ukraine. Sefcovic also said that he hoped to hold a trilateral meeting on gas between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission before the end of September, and expects to receive from the Russian side data on new routes of gas supplies to the European Union in the process of meeting with Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak and the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller." We came to discuss all these bilateral aspects. I have a dream that will eventually tripartite agreement ", ? Sefcovic said, reports RIA " Novosti ". The Sefcovic was not specifically answer the question whether the European Commission to propose a date for a trilateral meeting." This will be depending on how We talk today. We wish to better know the position of the Russian side, we wish to inform our partners about how We work with international financial organizations, like trying to raise the funding (to help Ukraine pay for future gas purchases) ", ? Sefcovic said. He did not mention, what amount of support for Ukraine for gas purchases can be discussed." We are working hard for a few months. It is based on cooperation with the European Commission, the EBRD, the EIB, the world Bank ", ? Sefcovic said.
"I hope that then the exchange of views, we agree that We can meet up very quickly-I would have wished that this meeting (tripartite) could pass before the end of September ", ? He added. Yesterday, Minister of energy Alexander Novak said that the Russian side agreed to the signing of the tripartite Protocol with Ukraine and the European Commission on gas just in case this document will define the mutual obligations of all three parties. On the first day of the week the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalia Yaresko said on 30 September, the EBRD will look to provide loan to Ukraine for the purchase of gas for the winter. In late summer the Minister of energy and coal industry of Ukraine Volodymyr demchyshyn expressed the hope that before the end of September, the country will receive a loan to purchase gas for the winter. August 28, the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the only option consensus on gas supplies from Russia for next heating season will be the analogue of the triangular package 2014-2015. The European Commission hopes that Ukraine does not fully Fund the purchase of gas on the new " winter package ". In addition, the Vice-President of the EC in energosoiuz maro? ?ef?ovi? sure that the trilateral agreement on gas between Russia, Ukraine and EU will sign by the end of September.