An international arbitration court is ruling on a gas contract dispute between Russia's Gazprom and Ukraine's Naftogaz of Friday. The two concerns have filed suits against each other. And one of the companies might not survive the ruling.
A Stockholm-based arbitration tribunal has taken the side of Ukraine's state-owned gas company Naftogaz in its conflict with Gazprom. Analysts told DW what this decision meant for Russia's gas monopoly.
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.
Ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schröder has been voted head of the board of Rosneft, as the oil giant seeks to boost its business in Germany. Other Russian firms are also investing in the country, despite the sanctions.
A friend of the Russian president, former German Chancellor Schröder has been working for the Russian energy industry since he lost to Chancellor Merkel in 2005. Rosneft has been hit by Western sanctions.
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