Gas prices in Europe have risen sharply in recent weeks, Wallmark recalled.

This, in turn, affected energy prices, including in Sweden itself.

The Riksdag deputy also noted that the EU is increasingly opposing the chaos in the market, which allegedly arises when the same supplier is a player controlling both the gas production itself and the pipeline network and fuel reserves.

“This circumstance can be used for various purposes, including influencing the market.

A typical example is Gazprom, the parliamentarian said.

Against this background, Wallmark asked if Igeman intends to make efforts to persuade the EU to take measures aimed at preventing the rise in gas prices in Europe due to the "influence" on the market of companies such as Russian Gazprom.

Earlier, Deputy Head of the European Commission Frans Timmermans said that Gazprom is fully fulfilling long-term contracts for gas supplies to the EU and is not involved in price manipulation on the gas market.

For his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed the opinion that an increase in supplies via the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline could ease tensions on the European gas market.

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