German companies active in Russia are upbeat about current production and future prospects. A German-Russian Chamber of Commerce survey says though that most want sanctions lifted.
As the EU executive deliberates on the controversial gas pipeline planned to link Russian gas supplies with German consumers, many believe Nordstream II could still fall victim to the EU's energy policy.
Sanctions against Russia will lead to a further decline in German trade with the country, a German foreign trade lobby group has said, expecting a turnaround in bilateral business to happen not before 2017.
Polish energy concern PGNiG says it's won a European Court of Justice stay on high-volume gas deliveries by Russia's Gazprom through the pipeline "OPAL." The conduit forwards supplies to the Czech Republic and Germany.
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