With each passing week, Europe is on the brink of an energy crisis. The invasion of Ukraine on 24 February revealed the fragility of the European Union (EU) in this area and its dependence on Russian gas. Forced to pay a high price for its fossil fuels, the EU has had to react urgently to find new supply routes that will ensure that its populations can spend the winter in warmth. And in the great energy game that has been taking place on an international scale in recent weeks, Italy has been able to demonstrate its efficiency. So much so that the second largest importer of Russian gas in the Union, behind Germany, is now confident that it will be able to do without it by the end of 2023. Rome already announced that it has succeeded in halving its supplies from Russia when, a few months earlier, they still represented more than 40% of the 75 billion cubic metres of gas consumed annually
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