News Digest Item
25 Jul 2018

Nord Stream 2 would deepen Europe’s reliance on Russia – opinion

The European Scientist

Moving forward with Nord Stream 2, the controversial natural gas pipeline, would increase “European dependence on Russia’s goodwill,” Jean-Pierre Riou writes in an opinion piece in The European Scientist. “The strengthening of this dependence, in this current geopolitical context, exposes Europe to an undeniable risk,” he writes. Furthermore, the project would undermine Europe’s liquefied natural gas strategy and “enrich” Russia, according to Riou.

Read the opinion piece in English here.

For background, read the news digest item Trump lashes out at Nord Stream 2, says Germany is “totally controlled” by Russia and the factsheet Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels.

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