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German Bundestag approves Bill allowing for possible expropriation of energy companies

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On 12 May 2022, the German Bundestag (Lower House of Parliament) approved a bill that provides for the expropriation of critical energy infrastructure and assets in the event of an emergency. The controversial amendment – which is expected to come into effect in June – is aimed at reducing dependence on Russian energy and securing energy supply in response to the war in Ukraine.

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