12 September 2012

RUSSIA / MOLDOVA / EU : Putin Shuts Books On 'Strategic' Firms; Moldova Pressured With Cheaper Gas Promises.


       After the EU announced a probe of Gazprom rates in Central and Eastern Europe... President Putin decreed that 'strategic' companies...like Gazprom...were now forbidden to reveal information to foreign regulators.
      But...experts say Putin's decree is unlikely to stop the probe...because most documents have already been gathered.
     Also...Russia is pressuring Moldova to cut energy contracts with the EU...in exchange for  cheaper nat gas from Moscow.