For over a decade, the Nord Stream 1 pipeline reliably shipped natural gas from Russia to Europe -- until the war in Ukraine sent tensions soaring.
Emmanuel Macron's loss of his overall majority risks further weakening European leadership, with France's leader set to be distracted by domestic troubles even while retaining control over foreign policy
Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban has hailed Hungary's exemption from an EU Russian oil ban, but analysts warn he has only won more time and will need to adjust to the new reality
Like Kristina Novytska, most Ukrainian refugees in Hungary are keen to leave the country, whose nationalist leader's neutral stance on the war is an exception in the EU
President Vladimir Putin has warned "unfriendly" countries, including all EU members, they will be cut off from Russian gas unless they open an account in rubles to pay for deliveries