MILAN — Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is expected to vent his frustration at the EU summit Thursday at what he sees as German duplicity about energy policy and sanctions on Russia.
Italian officials claim Berlin is on the one hand demanding unified EU action when it comes to sanctions on Russia for its military takeover of Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine, but on the other hand acting in its own energy interests. Renzi has resisted a quick extension of the sanctions.
Germany currently receives gas directly from Russia through the Nord Stream pipeline, which bypasses Ukraine and runs beneath the Baltic …read more
Source: European Voice