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Times of Indaia | PM Modi to inaugurate Raisina Dialogue 2022 on April 25, 21 Apr
The Raisina Dialogue 2022, base on the theme "Terranova--Impassioned, Impatient, Imperilled", will be modelled along six thematic pillars--Rethinking Democracy: trade, technology and ideology; End of Multilateralism: a networked global order; Water Caucuses: turbulent tides in the Indo-Pacific; Communities Inc: first responders to health, development, and planet; Achieving Green Transitions: common imperative, diverging realities; Samson vs Goliath: the persistent and relentless technology wars
25 April: Statement by President von der Leyen with Indian Prime Minister Modi
The Raisina Dialogue, which started in 2016, is India's flagship conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community. The conference is organised by MEA in collaboration with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF).
All India Radio News | Raisina Dialogue: Afghanistan, Ukraine, and COVID have global consequences for every person, says EAM Jaishankar, 26 Apr
External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar today said, India has a very clear position on the conflict in Ukraine which emphasizes an urgent cessation of fighting and a return to diplomacy and dialogue. Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue Townhall, Dr. Jaishankar said Ukraine conflict is an issue of concern for everyone. Replying to a query from the audience, the Minister said, Asia faces its own sets of challenges which often impact the rules-based order [FKA international norms FKA international law].

He pointed out that the entire civil society in Afghanistan was thrown under the bus by the world less than a year ago. He stressed that it is all about finding the right balance of beliefs and interests. He added that priorities are different for different countries and there are equally pressing issues in other parts of the world

Ministry of External Affairs | India-UAE Consultations on UN Issues, 26 Apr
by Cat on Tue Apr 26th, 2022 at 02:00:38 PM EST
euractiv | In Delhi, Von der Leyen warns of Ukraine war impact on Indo-Pacific, 26 Apr
Speaking in Delhi, Von der Leyen called out Russia and China's REVISIONIST joint statement published in February that had declared an UNRESTRAINED bilateral partnership, calling the current security situation "a defining moment".
India has so far adopted a neutral stance, walking a TIGHTROPE in its relations with the West and Russia, which is the country's largest arms supplier, also by its refusal to openly condemn President Vladimir Putin's invasion. The country has also taken up Russian offers of discounted crude oil.

Von der Leyen, however, during the speech and her whole visit to the country avoided publicly calling on India to revise its position on Russia.

Instead, speaking in presence of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and high-ranking Indian officials, Von der Leyen said that "for the EU, strengthening and energising its partnership with India is a priority in this upcoming decade".

euractiv | Will a Russian EU oil ban resurrect the 1970s?
"Those of a certain age may recall the oil shortage OPEC embargo of the 1970s. In response to the crisis, then-US president Jimmy Carter encouraged Americans in a series of speeches to use less energy."

euractiv | Germany revamps 1975 oil crisis law OPEC embargo in face of new energy supply threats
"As a first step, Berlin had temporarily put the German subsidiary of Russian state-owned company Gazprom under ["]government stewardship["], but continued to oppose the idea of expropriation."

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MSM BBC | Russia to suspend gas supplies to Poland, 26 Mar

PGNiG said Russian energy firm Gazprom had told it all gas deliveries to the country would be halted from 08:00 CET (07:00 BST).

Gazprom has justified the suspension under new rules announced last month, which mean "unfriendly" countries must pay for gas in roubles.

PGNiG has refused to do this.

by Cat on Tue Apr 26th, 2022 at 09:04:12 PM EST
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DW | Russia's Gazprom to halt gas supplies to Poland, Bulgaria, 26 Mar non-payment
PGNiG said in a statement that it was monitoring the situation and is prepared to obtain gas from other connections thanks to a "government strategy of diversifying" sources.
Bulgargaz said in a statement that it "fully met its obligations and has made all payments required under its current contract in a timely manner, strictly and in accordance with its terms."
ENTSOG: points, zones, operators map; TASS | Gazprom informs Bulgargaz
Gazprom did not immediately confirm the cut-offs. However, Russian news agency Tass
According to the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG), the physical flow of Russian gas through the Kondratki station stopped on the night of April 26. At the same time, a similar situation was observed on the night of April 24.

According to the Polish gas pipeline network operator Gaz-System, the flow of Russian gas through the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline on the border of Belarus and Poland through the Kondratki gas measuring station as of April 25 fell by 75% compared to April 21.

quoted a Gazprom executive saying that Poland must pay for its gas supplies under a "new payment procedure."
< wipes tears >
by Cat on Tue Apr 26th, 2022 at 11:44:20 PM EST
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"No one asked them to. But they did it anyway."

by Cat on Wed Apr 27th, 2022 at 08:51:34 PM EST
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