News Digest Item
27 Sep 2016

“Green politician demands halt to construction of Nord Stream pipeline”

Spiegel Online

Robert Habeck, one of the Green Party’s primary candidates for the upcoming federal elections, has demanded a halt to construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project in light of Russian airstrikes in Syria, reports Spiegel Online. “Vladimir Putin bombs civilians in Syria […]. We make that possible through our gas and oil purchases in Russia. […] This close intertwining is extreme and we cannot want that,” Habeck told Spiegel Online.

Read the article in German here.

For more on the Energiewende’s implications for international security, see the CLEW dossier Energy transition shapes foreign policy in Germany and beyond.

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