German Conservatives’ foreign policy expert urges government to “reconsider” Nord Stream 2
The head of Germany’s parliamentary foreign affairs committee, Norbert Röttgen of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party, has urged the government to “reconsider” the controversial natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 to connect Germany with Russia via the Baltic Sea. In a guest article for the Guardian, Röttgen, a long-time critic of the project that is also rejected by many EU states, says the pipeline “is hardly a purely commercial project” and comes with strong geopolitical implications that could no longer be ignored as tensions between Russia and the Ukraine have flared up again.
Read the article in English here.
See the CLEW factsheets Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels and Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe for background.