EU: No legal opportunities to stop the Nord stream

ЕС: Нет правовых возможностей остановить Северный поток

The Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager believes that the pipeline could “something happen”.

The EU is not interested in the further development of the gas pipeline Nord stream-2, but it has no legal possibilities to stop the project. About that said the Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, which is responsible for competition issues, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“As the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the project Nord stream is not a project of European interest. I think we recognized that we have no legal means to prevent the project. But we have a legal basis to ensure that Nord stream was not in a legal vacuum. If something happens, it would be very nice to have agreement on what to do with infrastructure,” Vestager said at a press conference in Vilnius.

In turn, responsible for policy in the field of climate and energy member of the European Commission Miguel arias Cañete believes that the Nord stream-2 is not consistent with the objectives of EU energy policy.

As reported Корреспондент.netat the end of September it became known that Denmark and Lithuania against Nord stream-2. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of these countries believe that the project will increase Europe’s dependence on Russian gas.

Of the Russian Federation said the construction of the Nord stream-2

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