Russia Warns EU Against Fining Gazprom In Antitrust Probe

Law360, New York (August 14, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT) -- Russia's foreign minister cautioned Tuesday that if the European Union fines Gazprom OAO under the bloc's antitrust rules, the energy giant might not be able to continue operating in the region.

The European Commission announced in late 2012 that it was looking into whether the Russian natural gas giant was stifling competition in central and eastern European gas markets. But Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an article posted to the ministry's website Tuesday that one of the EC's concerns about Gazprom's conduct focuses on...
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