Europe should increase gas imports from Central Asia

(AGI) Brussels, Feb 25 - European Union countries shouldintensify efforts to import more gas from Central Asia throughthe so-called Southern Corridor and restore a fairer economicrelationship with Russia in future, according to a documentprepared by the European Commission to show the way towards asingle energy market. "The political challenges over the lastmonths have shown that diversification of energy sources,suppliers and routes is crucial for ensuring secure andresilient energy supplies," the document reads. "When theconditions are right, the EU will consider reframing the energyrelationship with Russia based on a level playing

(AGI) Brussels, Feb 25 - European Union countries shouldintensify efforts to import more gas from Central Asia throughthe so-called Southern Corridor and restore a fairer economicrelationship with Russia in future, according to a documentprepared by the European Commission to show the way towards asingle energy market. "The political challenges over the lastmonths have shown that diversification of energy sources,suppliers and routes is crucial for ensuring secure andresilient energy supplies," the document reads. "When theconditions are right, the EU will consider reframing the energyrelationship with Russia based on a level playing field interms of market opening, fair competition, environmentalprotection and safety, for the mutual benefit of both sides,"the report adds. . .