The binding obligations imposed by the European Commission on Gazprom to prevent its dominance in Central and Eastern Europe will prove pointless if a second Nord Stream gas pipeline is built, Arvydas Sekmokas, a former Lithuanian energy minister, said on Thursday.
Arvydas Sekmokas
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