Electricite de France, the French national electricity provider, could cooperate with Russia in several areas, said Electricite de France Director Francois Russli at a meeting of Russian and foreign energy companies and President Vladimir Putin on June 16. He said that there was a possibility of creating joint projects for training managers for progressive managing techniques. Moreover, he said that there was a good perspective for strengthening cooperation with Russia in the area of nuclear power. The third area of cooperation could be in the gas area where 20 billion cubic meters of gas is produced and that number is expected to double in the near future.
Moreover, Russli said that the aspiring to the synchronization of the energy systems of Russia and Europe will be long-term cooperation. He said that the projects of Anatoly Chubais in the area of energy 'have great significance for his company' because he is talking about the stable development of the energy market.
Putin said that the development of any one of these areas has fundamental significance for the cooperation of the economies of Russia and the EU. At the same time, he said that 'practically for all of the questions, tense negotiations are already taking place, and at times arguments.' Putin also expressed concerns about the access of Russian nuclear fuel to the European market and the liberalization of the gas market. At the same time, he said that it would be possible to find answers to any questions standing before the countries.