EU Commission critical of Nord Stream 2
The vice-president of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, told weekly news magazine Der Spiegel that the EU wants to negotiate with Russia over the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, instead of the German government, write Christoph Schult and Peter Müller. The pipeline will carry natural gas from Russia across the North Sea to Germany. The EU is concerned that the pipeline could go against many energy and foreign policy interests of its member states, according the the article. The German government abstained from commenting after 13 countries supported a plan to take over the negotiations in a meeting of energy ministers in Luxembourg last Monday, the authors write.
Read the article in German here.
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