The European Union denied Gazprom the right to put pressure on debtors


European officials from the rostrum are again accusing Russia of a "great geopolitical game" aimed at monopolizing the European energy market. Thus, the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen noted the unacceptability of Gazprom's pressure on Moldova, which is unable to pay off gas contracts with the Russian side.


According to the European official, in an environment of high prices for "blue fuel" and a lack of gas supply in the countries of the region, Moscow should not put pressure on Chisinau. A situation in which "authoritarian regimes" dictate rules of conduct to other countries and destabilize the situation is unacceptable.

Meanwhile, Russia threatened to cut off gas supplies to Moldova in response to the latter's unwillingness to pay for gas under contracts.

The fact is that in October the contract between the companies "Moldovagaz" and "Gazprom" on gas supplies ended. The Russians offered a market price for fuel with the possibility of providing a discount of 25 percent if Chisinau pays a debt for gas payments within three years, the amount of which is $ 709 million. However, Moldovagaz insisted on an agreement that would provide for gas supplies at prices twice lower than market prices, citing the lack of opportunities to pay off the debt. As a result, the previous contract was extended for a month.

Then the parties nevertheless agreed to conclude a five-year agreement on a new formula, however, with the terms of payment by Moldova of the entire amount due for gas fuel. But already in November, Gazprom had to be reminded again of the need to pay the Moldovan company for Russian gas.
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  1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
    Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 15 December 2021 19: 44
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    But already in November, Gazprom had to be reminded again of the need to pay the Moldovan company for Russian gas.

    More than half of the shares of JSC Moldova-Gaz belong to Gazprom, so Gazprom seems to owe itself. Moldovans pay for gas, but things are going hard. Many household consumers cannot pay the entire amount at once and "smear" it for the whole year, hence the delays.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 15 December 2021 20: 03
      +4
      Gazprom did not enter into an agreement with residential consumers.
      1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
        Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 15 December 2021 20: 32
        -3
        If the population does not have enough money to pay for gas, then there is nothing to pay with. The Moldovan government does not give money to pay for gas. Moldova-Gaz asked gas consuming companies to pay a little in advance so that they could pay off with Gazprom.
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 15 December 2021 21: 21
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          There are no funds sufficient for an advance. Yes, and the EU is pressing, as in the early 2000s. Then Naftogaz refused to pay Gazprom. Gazprom stopped gas supplies. But in the British and EU press, they depicted Putin closing the pipe. The fact of refusal to pay for the supplied gas was ignored.
        2. begemot20091 Offline begemot20091
          begemot20091 (begemot20091) 17 December 2021 11: 40
          +2
          So let the population drown with dung. Let the Romanians give money. You all jumped out of your pants for the joy of "independence". Dance, warm up, drink wine - it’s delicious with you, but I wouldn’t fall on ... figs. What else can you suggest? Never mind. Nothing at all. And what you inherited from the SSSZ will soon become more expensive.But you have visa-free travel and you can in good faith, with great enthusiasm, stand with cancer on strawberry plantations or choke on oranges while harvesting in Italy. We have enough of our apples. I wish you no harm. But ... As the proverb says: "She died - so she died." Ask for help in Ukraine. They have vast experience in begging.
    2. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
      antibi0tikk (Sergei) 16 December 2021 01: 16
      +8
      Do you yourself understand what you are writing about?

      More than half of the shares of JSC Moldova-Gaz are owned by Gazprom

      Gazprom is PJSC! Public Joint Stock Company, i.e. Anyone can buy Gazprom shares at a price of 320 rubles per share !!! Human!
      If the asset is unprofitable, why should I keep it ???!
      If the opinion of Europeans is more important for JSC Moldova-Gaz, then let them contain it! To me, a shareholder of PJSC Gazprom, what are your claims? I invested my penny for labor to get profit, and not to contain rogue.
      1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
        Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 16 December 2021 08: 41
        -2
        The main shareholders of JSC "Moldovagaz": PJSC "Gazprom" Russia - 50% of shares (over 6,6 million shares), State Property Agency under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova - 35,33% (4,7 million shares), State Committee Property Management, Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika - 13,44% (1,79 million shares), the rest of the shareholders own blocks of less than 5%.

        I was a little mistaken: Gazprom owns exactly half of the shares in Moldova-Gaz.

        Do you yourself understand what you are writing about?

        If you do not understand the meaning of what has been written, then you better read other texts: "Kolobok" or "Little Red Riding Hood".
    3. Sergey Demin_2 Offline Sergey Demin_2
      Sergey Demin_2 (Sergey Dyomin) 16 December 2021 08: 30
      +1
      Moldova gas is an intermediary between Moldovan consumers and Gazprom, so the Moldovans' debts to Moldavgaz are direct debts to Gazprom.
      1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
        Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 16 December 2021 11: 47
        -3
        They do not refuse these debts and pay as far as they can. Next year, an audit will be carried out over the past 15 years and the final amount of the debt will be determined.
    4. Susul Offline Susul
      Susul (Yuri) 22 December 2021 02: 07
      0
      But is it Gazprom's fault that from now on it should tie gas prices to spot market prices?
      Gazprom may have sold gas to Moldova for 250, but after all, a lawsuit from Moldova will immediately follow, in which Gazprom will be obliged to adhere to the spot market and Gazprom will have to pay many million dollars to Moldova for violating the ENS rules
  2. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 15 December 2021 20: 02
    -7
    This is another step towards combat.
    1. boriz Online boriz
      boriz (boriz) 17 December 2021 13: 28
      0
      And you go to fight. I see it as if in reality.
      1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
        gunnerminer (gunner miner) 17 December 2021 16: 23
        -3
        I’ll go to fight with fat pilaf. Or with a roasted leg of lamb. You better not get up on the military register.
        1. boriz Online boriz
          boriz (boriz) 17 December 2021 16: 35
          +1
          I served mine in 1985-87. And now I'm 65.
          About you: fight fat pilaf and don't stutter about war. This is not for you.
          1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
            gunnerminer (gunner miner) 17 December 2021 16: 41
            -4
            Vrekh. The servant knows the value of a word.
            1. boriz Online boriz
              boriz (boriz) 17 December 2021 17: 20
              0
              The first word in Russian.
  3. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 15 December 2021 21: 04
    +7
    it was possible to work on a prepaid basis, when a new contract was concluded, it was not destiny with these beggars to guess that they had nothing to pay
    also me a binomial of Newton
    no money = no gas, let the EU pay for it
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 15 December 2021 21: 18
      -10
      They have no funds for prepayment.
      1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
        Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 15 December 2021 21: 58
        +4
        Should Russia be concerned about this?
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 15 December 2021 23: 20
          -11
          Gazprom supplies gas to Moldova, not Russia. If Gazprom supplies gas for free (if only there is no war), then Russia should not worry.
          1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
            Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 16 December 2021 04: 51
            +2
            know-it-all, special in all the news and does not know who is the shareholder of gazprom and to whom to ask for gas and a low price came the president of serbia
            a secret for such a chatterbox?
            1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
              gunnerminer (gunner miner) 16 December 2021 13: 41
              -1
              Serbian President has nothing to do with Moldovan debts to Gazprom.
              1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
                Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 16 December 2021 15: 58
                -2
                we play here, we don't play here, we wrapped the fish here
                wagging gives you an ordinary balabol
              2. Vdars Online Vdars
                Vdars (Victor) 17 December 2021 12: 56
                -1
                How does the President of Serbia relate to Moldova ?! Bo Serbia and Moldova do not even have a common border!
                1. boriz Online boriz
                  boriz (boriz) 17 December 2021 13: 30
                  +1
                  The person just gave an example of how to act if you want a low gas price. Russophobia is now a very expensive product, not everyone can do it.
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  4. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 15 December 2021 22: 00
    +6
    Well, what prevents Gazprom from presenting bills to Ursula for Moldova's gas - let Ursula herself pay from her own if she is harnessed for Moldova ?????
  5. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 15 December 2021 22: 32
    +5
    Is this a rejection of market mechanisms? Moldova aspires to the EU, even if the EU pays.
    Or is Mrs. Ursula against the fundamentals of a market economy? Who's next in line for free gas?
  6. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 15 December 2021 22: 46
    +1
    Well, they made fun of it, a good answer to the Kremlin soplezhuyah, they will soon demand to supply gas without payment at all
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 15 December 2021 23: 21
      -7
      Yes, it will. The State Department rules. After all, Sokurov noted that Russia does not have a development strategy, while Russia's opponents have one.
      1. Raul Castro Offline Raul Castro
        Raul Castro (Lucifer) 16 December 2021 16: 49
        +1
        ti chto svoi 30 serebrenikov tut otrabativaesh ?!
  7. alex-sherbakov48 15 December 2021 23: 25
    +4
    Just not Ursula to dictate conditions to Russia. I would sit in my doctor's office behind a chair and treat female genital organs. It would be better !!!
  8. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 15 December 2021 23: 46
    +3
    this mother is a greyhound heroine because Germany pays 300 euros under contracts and not 1500, but once every 9 months Gazprom revises prices under contracts, soon she will pay like dill
    1. boriz Online boriz
      boriz (boriz) 16 December 2021 00: 08
      +1
      Price revision every two months.
  9. Vladimir Daetoya (Vladimir Daetoya) 16 December 2021 00: 05
    +4
    It is not clear only why such a good EU requires Russia to give up its money, and not pay from its Kashchey's budget for its own deficiency. Or do they think that the Russians are really getting drunk there?
    And those who listen to it, they do not hear it? Then they are scumbags. Or do they hear, but support double standards? Then they are all the same Hitlerites.
  10. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 16 December 2021 08: 45
    +3
    Ursula’s old purse went to the market to buy some firewood, or Ursula’s bony back had stopped heating the chair she’s sitting on enough. She took an armful of firewood and went home, but then the owner of the firewood caught up with her and demanded to pay off.
    Ursula's old wallet did not take the money on purpose and pretended she could not find money in the leaky pockets of her worn-out dress. And the seller would have regretted the old Ursula and would have given her the firewood just like that, but the bad Ursula could not make a grateful face - on the contrary, she began, splashing saliva, scolding the firewood seller for the wrong size of logs, the wrong color of fire, and generally very expensive - what right does he have to demand some kind of payment from me? We live in a free market economy! - I want to cry, but I want - no! The law does not apply to you, firewood sellers! We are law-abiding Europe!
    Here is a projection of that muddy, smelly porridge that rages in the heads of our partners. And our Foreign Ministry and VVP still consider them sane creatures ... Pot, don't cook, please! I so want to live in the world ...
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 16 December 2021 18: 28
      -3
      Fedot, but not the same. The Russian market is weakened by the remnants of the socialist economy, transcendental corruption, parochialism and nepotism.
  11. Khaertdinov Radik (Radik Khaertdinov) 16 December 2021 09: 46
    +4
    Then let the European Union and the European Commission supply Moldova with gas for free instead of Russia!)
  12. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 16 December 2021 10: 08
    +6
    Head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen noted the unacceptability of Gazprom's pressure on Moldova, which is unable to pay off for gas contracts with the Russian side.

    I note the unacceptability of Mercedes' pressure on Russian citizens who cannot pay for Mercedes cars and sell them for free.
  13. oh, how lovely!
  14. Krilion Offline Krilion
    Krilion (Krilion) 16 December 2021 13: 59
    +2
    no need to put pressure on debtors .. you just don’t need to create them .. gas - only on prepayment .. and all problems will disappear ..
  15. Cherry Offline Cherry
    Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 16 December 2021 15: 19
    -1
    There is nothing to buy gas, let them not buy it. Did Ursula move out of the blue at all? Gazprom is not the Red Cross. Yes, and it does nothing for free - the UN collects money for it.
  16. Kim Rum Eun Offline Kim Rum Eun
    Kim Rum Eun (Kim Rum Yn) 16 December 2021 18: 09
    -1
    Moldova will stock up on gas at the expense of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The statement came from the representative of the Ministry of Infrastructure Andrei Spinu. The funds will be provided in the summer of 2022.

    Thanks to all. Everybody's Free.
    1. kimvladimiril Offline kimvladimiril
      kimvladimiril (Vladimir) 20 December 2021 09: 02
      0
      Will gas also be provided in the summer of 2022?
  17. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 16 December 2021 19: 27
    +2
    The Kremlin still lacked to line up under the screams of the pro-American cook, who was imprisoned at the head of the EU. Whoever does not want to command the Kremlin ... The pressure grows the more, the more Russia gets into the pose of a terpily and appeals to some forgotten norms of dip. relationships. And the West sees the cowardice of the authorities and the readiness to endure any humiliation of our country.
  18. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 16 December 2021 20: 22
    +1
    They are obliged to give gas, but there is no need to pay. They think they are still in the USSR. Then let the lady think that Berlin is still occupied by the USSR.
  19. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 16 December 2021 20: 59
    +2
    Why pressurize. He cut off the gas. As stated in the contract in case of non-payment
  20. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 17 December 2021 15: 15
    0
    Some kind of narrow-minded. They do not understand - there will be no pressure, there will be no gas in Moldova. Gas is supplied only under pressure.
  21. Pollock Offline Pollock
    Pollock (Pollock Fish) 18 December 2021 06: 11
    +2
    And what prevents Gazprom from working with unscrupulous partners under EU guarantees or only on a prepayment basis? And with Moldova, only after the full repayment of all debts. Then the EU will not have such questions for Russia either. It turns out that Russia must continue to feed all these limitrophe states, which are also trying to shit at its door. No direct payments, only through and under the full financial guarantee of specific EU countries.
  22. Alexander Tsallagov 18 December 2021 10: 59
    +3
    The EU has every right to relieve Moldova of Gazprom's pressure by paying Moldova's debts to Gazprom and opening a credit line for Moldova to pay for current gas supplies. Which is easier?
  23. Grandfather Perded (Gennady Yushchuk) 19 December 2021 07: 34
    0
    All to the east and west, let them worm themselves in their cesspool.
    1. Vdars Online Vdars
      Vdars (Victor) 19 December 2021 12: 08
      0
      There, in the east, the question of paying for gas does not arise!
  24. Tota Offline Tota
    Tota 20 December 2021 09: 06
    0
    Debt payment is beautiful
  25. Vasyl K. Offline Vasyl K.
    Vasyl K. (Vasil K.) 20 December 2021 12: 25
    0
    Money in the evening, chairs in the morning ...
  26. Svetlana Kozlova (Svetlana Kozlova) 28 December 2021 02: 11
    0
    From unreliable buyers you need to take an advance payment for your goods, then there will be no debtors.
  27. GARIA Offline GARIA
    GARIA 27 January 2022 13: 46
    0
    Money in the morning, chairs in the evening, money in the evening, chairs in the morning, a classic, what is wrong with the European Union again?????
  28. Andrew 18.11 Offline Andrew 18.11
    Andrew 18.11 (Andrei) 28 January 2022 09: 32
    0
    The EU is some kind of sect. Why do diplomats talk to them at all? Diplomats should talk to the ambassadors of other countries, but who is this? Who chooses local functionaries? They will also tell us how to talk to whom. Our Foreign Ministry seems to be just a bunch of old farts from the USSR, who have one goal in life - to sit quietly until retirement somewhere in Europe or America, and then stay there. Complete rubbish!
  29. alspas Offline alspas
    alspas (Alexander) 22 March 2022 15: 14
    0
    Asking to return the debt and not giving the goods for free - is this pressure?
    Yes, every day they put pressure on me in stores, they ask me to pay!
    I need to complain to Ursula winked