“Berlin and the EU fight about Nord Stream 2”
The EU Commission plans to ask EU member states to grant it the mandate to negotiate the legal operating conditions of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russia, reports Daniel Brössler for Süddeutsche Zeitung. According to a draft, seen by Süddeutsche, the Commission warns that transport volumes via existing pipelines through Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus and Poland could “massively decrease” and Russia’s power on the European gas market would grow, writes Brössler. “This could impede the development of an open gas market with price competition and diversified supply to the EU,” writes the Commission.
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