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Splits appear in the Visegrad 4 over Russia

Executives in Central Europe remain worried, with signs of a crack appearing in relations between Hungary and its neighbours over South Stream and concerns over whether the 'winter package' between Russia and Ukraine will hold Executives in Central Europe remain worried, with signs of a crack appearing in relations between Hungary and its neighbours over South Stream and concerns over whether the 'winter package' between Russia and Ukraine will hold.
By Joshua Posaner 26 November 2014 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 14282
South Stream in Bulgaria. Hungary remains the strongest supporter of the pipeline among the Visegrad 4. (Gazprom)

A conference in Bratislava has highlighted the divisions between the Visegrad 4 – Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary – on how to deal with their principal gas supplier, Russia, as well as reverse-flow deliveries to Ukraine. 

Representatives from gas companies in each of the four countries met for the Central Europe Energy Conference 2014 on Tuesday. Gas market security, the Ukraine crisis and South Stream were high on the agenda.

Delegates from Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic spoke about their plans for further regional...