The European Union's (EU) Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has so far refused to comment on the possibilities for European countries to get compensations from Russia's Gazprom gas concern over past overcharging for gas, saying she did not know when the European Commission would complete the Gazprom anti-monopoly survey on its operations in Central and Eastern Europe.
Margrethe Vestager
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