News Digest Item
20 Aug 2018

Nord Stream 2 is more than a pipeline – commentary

Die Welt

Nord Stream 2 is not just a natural gas pipeline – it is a controversial energy project that has significant geopolitical implications, Michael Stürmer writes in a commentary published in Die Welt. The pipeline divides the EU and the military alliance NATO, and drives a wedge between Germany and the United States, according to Stürmer. The debate over the merits and drawbacks of the energy project demonstrates the need for statecraft in the US, Germany, the EU, and Russia – and unfortunately it is in short supply, he writes.

Read the commentary in German here.

For background, read the factsheet Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe and the article Putin and Merkel meet to find solution on gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.

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