EU seals pact with Egypt, Israel on gas as Ukraine war drags on

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The European Union on Wednesday signed a deal with Egypt and Israel for the delivery of liquefied gas to Europe, as Brussels tries to reduce the bloc’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels. Egyptian Oil Minister Tarek al-Molla, Israeli Energy Minister Karine Elharrar and EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson signed a declaration of intent in Cairo in the presence of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. As part of the deal, Israel will deliver gas to neighbouring Egypt, where it will be liquefied and exported to Europe. Israel has already become one of the most important gas supplier…

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