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21 Feb 2018

Cross-party German alliance opposes Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Influential members of parliament of Germany’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance, the Green Party, and the pro-business FDP have voiced their opposition to the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is meant to pump Russian gas to  Germany via the Baltic Sea. In a guest article published by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the MPs say that the planned pipeline “drives a political wedge into the EU.” The cross-party alliance says that Germany’s next government “must show where its loyalties lie,” and demonstrate solidarity with Germany’s eastern neighbours, who are mostly opposed to the deal with Russia. The appeal is primarily directed at the Social Democrats (SPD), who have constantly backed and pushed the Nord Stream 2 project. Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she does not want to interfere with the project, which she has called a private business endeavour.

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