|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Communication|
|Series Title||Press Release|
|Series Details||IP/17/555 (13.03.17)|
The European Commission invited 13 March 2017 comments from interested parties on commitments submitted by Gazprom to address competition concerns regarding gas markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The Commission considered these commitments to cover its concerns, facilitating cross-border gas flows at competitive prices.
The investigation undertaken by the Commission results from Gazprom's dominant position in a number of countries in the region. In April 2015, the Commission sent a Statement of Objections expressing its preliminary view that Gazprom had been breaking EU antitrust rules by pursuing an overall strategy to partition those gas markets. There had been indications that Russia would seek to solve the issue outside the courts.
|Subject Categories||Energy, Internal Markets|
|Countries / Regions||Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Europe, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia|