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Europe optimistic for winter as Nord Stream cut comes into effect

Russian gas supplies to Germany via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline have been cut to just 20% of capacity. But the EU's energy commissioner has told DW that contingency plans for the winter are already being formulated.

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