The energy security of EU member States undermined by long-term contracts for the production and delivery of gas from Russia to the European Union, said that after the first day of the EU summit of the European Council Donald Tusk.
"The main part of the contracts with our major supplier - Russia - signed by more than 20 years. It undermines our energy Security, the stability of the market. On the contrary, if the gas comes from different suppliers on flexible contracts - That's good, " said Tusk, reports news Agency. For this reason, according to His statement, as part of the creation of the European Energy Union leaders of member countries of the EU urged to provide full congruence EU law all agreements related to gas purchases from external suppliers, for example, by increasing the transparency of these agreements and their congruence with European standards of energy supply ". At the same time the EU summit drew attention to " the need to guarantee the protection of commercial confidentiality in commercial contracts for the supply of gas ". According to Tusk, the EU leaders have authorized the Commission to prepare a legal proposals for implementation of these requirements. In the communiqu? of the EU summit on the first day it is reported that the European Union States will adopt a conclusion on life economic sanctions against Russia in the coming months. Before the conference the EU Chapter of Evacuate Donald Tusk said that the duration of punishment against Russia will be depending on the Minsk agreements. First Thursday alleged that the head of the European Council Donald Tusk, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande has reached a compromise on the question of the anti-punishment, which decided to associate with the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Prior to this, Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi R?ivas and the head of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite made for the renewal of sanctions against Russia during the EU summit. Before German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that it is impossible to remove introduced with regard to Russia's punishment subject to the fulfillment of only the first points of the Minsk agreement. At the same time the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk after talks with President of the European Council Donald Tusk said in Brussels with discussions on the mitigation of punishment with respect to Russia, however, the limits, according to His statement, will be maintained and even strengthened. It was also noted that the head of the European Council Donald Tusk wants to invite the heads of the European Union at a conference on Thursday to Express support for the preservation of the punishment relative to the capital of Russia To the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. March 16, Tusk Also said that the penalties are relatively capital of Russia must continue to act in support of the execution of convicts in Minsk agreements and relations between the U.S. and the EU. His position was later supported by British Prime Minister Cameron d.. However, Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that a critical attitude to sanctions against Russia from a number of members of the European Union increases. In addition, the media declared that Italy, Greece and Cyprus, as well as Spain, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, whose leaders have visited in the capital of Russia May not support the extension of sanctions against Russia.