EU documents lay bare Russian energy abuse - Gazprom gas supplies and prices in Poland
Russian firm Gazprom has been strangling EU energy markets for years, documents show, as the European Commission takes aim at its new pipeline, Nord Stream 2.
..said the Russian firm had hindered cross-border sales of gas in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia.
It said the "purpose was to segment the internal market along national borders" so that Gazprom could impose "unfair pricing" in the region.
It also said the Russian company had "leveraged its dominance by conditioning gas supplies ... on obtaining certain non-related commitments" from clients, for instance by forcing Poland to yield control over the Yamal gas pipeline in northern Europe.