It’s time to revisit this topic:
“On 22 April 2015, the EU Commissioner for competition policy, Margrethe Vestager, announced the initiation of proceedings for abuse of a dominant position against Gazprom, a leading Russian company in the gas and oil sector.
According to the Commission, Gazprom has implemented an unfair strategy in some countries from the former Soviet bloc, in which it has allegedly imposed territorial restrictions in its supply agreements, restricting or preventing the export of its gas from these countries.
If these allegations were found to be justified, Gazprom would risk a fine that would put it in serious difficulty. Apart from the fact that in these procedures the roles of prosecutor and judge are performed by the same institution, which means there is no impartiality, the operation being conducted by the Commission seems to be nothing more than the continuation of the anti-Russian policy of the Council and the Commission, whose aim is solely to oust Russia as a European supplier of gas and oil and replace it with our partner, the USA, and its satellites.
The sanctions against Russia, and now against its leading company, are highly reminiscent of those that the Allies imposed on Germany with the Treaty of Versailles.
Is the Commission (together with the Vice-President/High Representative, its President and the Council) aware of the risks Europe is running with this provocative and uncompromising attitude towards Russia?”