Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put politics in the forefront in the pragmatic energy relationship between Germany and Russia, Munich Security Conference Vice President and CEO Benedikt Franke told New Europe in an interview in Greece on April 6. Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said on April 1 it was quitting its business in Germany and the German government said

on April 4 Gazprom Germania, an energy trading, storage, and transmission business will be transferred to Germany’s regulator to ensure energy security.