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    EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger proposed on Tuesday that Russian experts take part in developing a European energy strategy until 2050.

    EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger proposed on Tuesday that Russian experts take part in developing a European energy strategy until 2050.

    The commissioner was speaking at a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin, who is in charge of the fuel and energy sector, a spokesman for Sechin said.

    "Oettinger proposed considerably expanding cooperation as part of the energy dialogue and invited Russian specialists to join the development of the European Union's long-term energy strategy," the spokesman said.

    Sechin also said the Nord Stream and South Stream pipelines could be given the status of strategic projects.

     

    MOSCOW, November 2 (RIA Novosti)

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