Economic Commentary, no. 1
Monday, 19 of June 2006, is the day when the negotiations between the Moldovan authorities and Russia’s energy behemoth Gazprom on supply of natural gas to Moldova are scheduled to re-start. It is worthwhile reminding that Gazprom insists on increasing the gas prices from 110 USD per 1000 cubic meters to 160 USD. Moldovan authorities, on their side, insist that such a price is an exaggeration and that the supplier has to consider the limited purchasing power of the Moldovan customers. This analysis tries to assess the options Moldova has for imposing its view in the new energy context.
The full article is available only in Romanian.