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Meet the world’s worst leaders selling dirty energy to Europe – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe is courting some extremely dodgy regimes for oil and gas. Vladimir Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine means EU leaders are spending the summer cozying up to presidents, and the odd crown prince, who ranked among the world’s most autocratic heads of state; from warmongers to human rights …

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Europe needs energy solidarity — not a North-South rift – POLITICO

Simone Tagliapietra is a senior fellow at Bruegel. Last week, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen issued the clearest possible warning: “Russia is blackmailing us . . . using gas as a weapon.” Her alert came as the Commission proposed a “Save gas for a safe winter” package, instructing members countries to swiftly and …

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