|16 March 2015
|Question for written answer
to the Commission
Ilhan Kyuchyuk (ALDE)
|Subject: Energy Union and the collective conclusion of energy supply contracts
|On 17 February 2015, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed a gas supply agreement without informing the Commission and the other Member States. Also, Orban has stated that Hungary will not support the EU’s plan to develop a common energy policy.
In the last few months, a number of EU Member States have tried to enter into bilateral agreements with Russia and circumvent the sanctions imposed on the country by the EU. Russia is trying to use energy policy to divide Europe and destroy the bloc’s consensus on anti-Russian sanctions.
1. Are energy supply contracts signed between Member States and Russia in conflict with the Energy Union initiated by the Commission?
2. What measures will the Commission take to prevent individual Member States from entering into bilateral agreements with Russia?
3. What measures will the Commission take to compel all Member States to join the Energy Union?
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