EU, Israel planning energy partnership as Brussels drops Russian gas

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The European Union and Israel are planning an energy partnership as Western countries seek to reduce their dependency on Russian gas due to Moscow’s war on Ukraine. “We want to promote our energy cooperation with Israel,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Cooperating with other, trustworthy suppliers should be expanded as Russia seeks to blackmail countries, she said. The EU is trying to become independent of Russian gas supplies, whether in liquid form or via pipelines, as quickly as po…

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