At the European Council meeting on 20-21 March, the Crimea crisis was discussed by EU leaders. However, the EU sanctions imposed on individuals over Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine will not affect EU-Russia energy relations so far.

Chief executive officers of Russia’s two biggest companies – Gazprom’s Alexei Miller and Igor Sechin of Rosneft – are notably absent from the final sanctions list.

Wim Vandenberghe, an energy expert on EU regulatory and competition law at Dechert LLP ...

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