Italy’s dependence on Russia for imported gas has decreased to 25% from 40% last year, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Friday following a summit of European Union leaders where inflation and rising energy prices were a key issue. Like other EU nations, Italy has been scrambling to diversify its gas imports in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On Tuesday Rome announced initial measures to boost gas storage to overcome shortfalls of gas supplies from Russia. read more “We need to act now. … If we manage to do something on that front (energy) we will obtain a result in terms of containing inflation,” Draghi told a news conference. EU leaders have accused Moscow of “weaponising” energy following its […]