Banning Supplies of Russian Gas Would Cause Split of EU, Germany's E.ON Head Says
"I think this is wrong... Such a move would not only hit Germany hard, but Europe would also face a huge problem. For example, Slovakia is completely dependent on Russian gas, and countries like the Czech Republic and Austria receive most of their gas from Russia. In many others EU countries, it accounts for at least a significant share", Birnbaum told German newspaper Handelsblatt.
"If we believe that we can provide supplies to Germany without taking care of other countries, then this will lead to a split in the EU," Birnbaum added.