Nord Stream 2

    • EU's top court hits at Gazprom

      EU's top court hits at Gazprom

      Europe's top court overruled last Tuesday an EU decision allowing Russia's Gazprom to ship more gas via the Opal gas pipeline, which links its Nord Stream pipeline to Germany, news wires reported. The ruling is politically charged as Poland and other eastern European nations fight Gazprom's plans to double the capacity of Nord Stream and bypass legacy gas routes via Poland and Ukraine, Reuters commented.

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    • Weber vows to stop Nord Stream 2

      Weber vows to stop Nord Stream 2

      The lead candidate for Europe’s conservative bloc in next month’s EU elections Manfred Weber said he would try to stop the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if he becomes European Commission president, according to an interview published Tuesday..

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    • Baltic Pipe to link Poland, Denmark

      Baltic Pipe to link Poland, Denmark

      New gas pipeline will soon link Poland with Denmark and Norway after last Monday the European Commission signed a multimillion-euro grant that will allow the project to go ahead. The Baltic Pipe is seen as Warsaw's answer to the Russian-German Nord Stream 2. The project will get a €215m EU grant, which was agreed by the Member States in January. The value of the entire investment in the pipeline, to be completed in 2022, is €1.6bn, around half of which is to be supplied by the Polish side.

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    • MEPs urge Nord Stream 2 line to follow new gas market rules

      MEPs urge Nord Stream 2 line to follow new gas market rules

      MEPs approved at their last but one plenary sitting on 4 April in Brussels new gas market rules to bring incoming pipelines under EU law. With 465 votes to 95 and 68 abstentions, they backed the draft legislation authored by Jerzy Buzek (EPP, PL) which provides for the extending of EU rules, including these in terms of competition, to all pipelines entering the EU from non-EU countries. This of course will affect the 1,200km Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, which has to be completed this year.

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