EU Commission talks separately to Gazprom, Naftogaz

Separately, European Parliament's foreign affairs committee was holding a meeting with senior Gazprom and Naftogaz officials.

EU Commission talks separately to Gazprom, Naftogaz

European Commission officials were holding separate talks with representatives of Russia's Gazprom and Ukraine's Naftogaz on Thursday to try to broker a compromise in their gas dispute.

But it remained unclear whether the European Union's executive arm would convince the two sides to sit at one table in Brussels, Commission spokesman Johannes Laitenberger told a daily news briefing.

"(European Commission President Jose Manuel) Barroso has met the Russian delegation and will meet the Ukrainian delegation," he said. "I am not in a position to say who will meet with whom and when."

Separately, the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee was holding a meeting with senior Gazprom and Naftogaz officials to let them explain why their gas dispute has cut supplies to Europe.

Reuters
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