German-Russian energy ties at risk
The German-Russian energy relationship has been fl ourishing for 35 years. Russia for decades has been Germany’s largest single energy supplier. The two countries are planning to build a massive underwater gas pipeline, and Gazprom has invited German fi rms to help develop a huge gas fi eld in Western Siberia. Yet political animosities cloud the skies between Berlin and Moscow. What companies and entrepreneurs have managed to create, runs the risk of being thrashed by politicians in both capitals, experts say.