EU to charge Russia's Gazprom with market abuse: sources

April 20, 2015 5:01 PM

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EU to charge Russia's Gazprom with market abuse: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will launch a legal attack on Russian gas giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) this week, ramping up tensions with Moscow, when antitrust agents will accuse it of overcharging buyers in eastern Europe, EU sources told Reuters on Monday.

The state-controlled company, a vital supplier of energy to Europe despite frequent political disputes, could receive a full charge sheet from European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Wednesday, one source said.

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