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The Fight Over Ukraine’s Gas Bill   Leave a comment

ukraine gas pipelineLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/03/07/286900628/episode-523-the-fight-over-ukraines-gas-bill

Summary: The Planet Money team look at the role that Ukraine’s gas subsidies played in the 2013/2014 ¬†crisis in the country. Includes discussion of the roots of the energy interdependence of Russia and Ukraine, gas subsidies, the creation of markets as communist systems were abandoned, and the choices Ukraine faced between Europe and Russia as partners to help it out of economic crisis.

Original air date: March 7, 2014

Length: 14 min