First of all, I wish to congratulate our Edison’s colleagues for all the work done to make this meeting being a real success. Edison is a great company, very professional and which plays an important role in the country. I wish all the best for their future development.
I first wish to thank the “Russian gas society”, especially M. Yazev, for the organization of this event in which I am very pleased to participate again as President of Eurogas.
The business-driven mindset that has always driven the relationship between the gas industry of Russia and Europe may risk to overshadow the growing importance of policy and regulation for maintaining in good shape such relationship.