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Russia tried but failed to make Sofia into a pro-South Stream event (Photo: gazprom.ru)

Russia's EU Trojan horse makes a change

Trojan horses are not what they used to be – or at least some of them are not. Who would have predicted only two weeks ago that one of Russia's most trusted friends in the EU, Bulgaria, would become the arena of bold European action against Russian energy interests? And who would have thought that the Bulgarian Prime Minister would be left hanging for a whole day in Moscow's court, waiting for a meeting with the throne?

The energy conference that took place in Sofia on 24-25 April was ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Russia tried but failed to make Sofia into a pro-South Stream event (Photo: gazprom.ru)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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