News Digest Item
18 Oct 2016

“Röttgen: Federal government must stop Nord Stream 2”

RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland

Norbert Röttgen (Christian Democratic Union), chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the German Bundestag, demands that the federal government stop plans to construct the contentious gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 between Germany and Russia, according to a report by news agency RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland. “The project is wrong in terms of energy and foreign policy,” Röttgen said. Nord Stream 2 is not just a business project, but also a political one, as “Poland, the Baltic states and the Ukraine see themselves threatened in their security”, according to Röttgen.

Read the report in German here.

For background read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and its implications for international security.

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