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Scholz touts pipeline from Portugal to central Europe

BERLIN, Aug 11 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday pushed for the construction of a pipeline from Portugal through Spain and France to central Europe to wean Europe from Russian energy dependence. "Such a pipeline would massively relieve the supply situation now," Scholz told reporters in a news conference in Berlin. He said he had touched upon the issue in talks with the leaders of Spain, Portugal, France and the European Commission in Brussels and lobbied strongly for setting

Germany will tackle energy crisis in solidarity with European partners

BERLIN, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Germany is determined to uphold European solidarity while tackling an energy crisis in the coming winter, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday. "The European Union must handle these difficult times in solidarity, this is something I explicitly commit to," Scholz told journalists in a news conference in Berlin. "I believe that, as the biggest country with the greatest economy and the largest population at the centre of Europe, we have a special task." Germany cannot

As German gas rationing looms, industry begs exemptions

By Tom Käckenhoff, Vera Eckert and Christoph Steitz DUESSELDORF/FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Germany's network regulator, which would be in charge of gas rationing in the event of a supply emergency, has received scores of exemption requests from across industry, reflecting fears of potential production cuts and subsequent losses. Germany is at phase two of a three-stage emergency plan following a reduction in gas flows from Russia, its main supplier, a major problem for industry, whic

Gazprom says it will ship 42.1 mcm of gas to Europe via Ukraine on Tuesday

Aug 9 (Reuters) - Russia's Gazprom GAZP.MM said it was shipping 42.1 million cubic metres (mcm) of gas to Europe via Ukraine on Tuesday, up slightly from 41.8 mcm on Monday. Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kirsten Donovan

Germany stands by Russia sanctions despite gas crisis - govt spokesperson

BERLIN, Aug 8 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz does not consider support for Russia sanctions to be waning even with energy bills expected to surge further, a government spokesperson said on Monday. "We face difficult months ahead," the spokesperson said, adding "but it is clear that we stand firmly on the side of Ukraine and we stand behind the sanctions that we agreed together with the European Union and the international community".


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