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Germany defended Nord Stream-2

Attempts by the European Commission (EC) to regulate the Nord Stream-2 pipeline project is contrary to European and international law, Germany believes, the Vedomosti newspaper reports, citing a copy of Berlin’s legal opinion passed to the EC.

In early November, the EC proposed amendments to the EU gas directive. They extend the scope of a number of energy laws to all gas pipelines in the EU, which go from or to third countries.

Germany defended Nord Stream-2

Among these provisions are: non-discriminatory setting of tariffs for gas pumping, third party access to transit, separation of gas sales and transportation. Now they do not affect the offshore sections of gas pipelines, and therefore the Nord Stream - 2 project.

Germany’s conclusion points out that the European Commission was unable to demonstrate “no explanations or clear arguments that would show how the proposed changes could contribute to the goals of the Energy Union.” In the amendments there is no need at all, according to Berlin.

Lawyers stressed that the amendments create the prerequisites for Brussels to receive exclusive powers in regulating the domestic fuel market, although previously the area of ​​intergovernmental agreements was within the competence of individual EU member states.

The Nord Stream - 2 project, worth 9,5 of a billion euros, involves the construction of two pipeline lines from the Russian coast across the Baltic Sea to Germany. A new pipeline is planned to be built near the Nord Stream. The total capacity will be 55 billions of cubic meters of gas per year.
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  1. oldseaman1957
    oldseaman1957 18 January 2018 11: 31 New
    Germany defended Nord Stream-2
    His shirt is closer to the body. Axiom!
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 18 January 2018 11: 36 New
      Poor Ukrainians! The progenitors of fascism did not stand up for the fascists.
      Friendship is friendship, And everyone puts money in his pocket.
      1. Nicholas C.
        Nicholas C. 18 January 2018 11: 45 New
        The owners of ukrokhunta need to depopulate the territory of modern under-state Ukraine as soon as possible, while this allows the global political alignment. Therefore, all the years of independence, Ukraine was pushed to make decisions that left it and will leave it without income, especially those that Ukraine received for free just because of its geographical location. It was necessary to be a fool so as not to take away from Ukraine that which she not only did not fight for, but she was also pushing out of her pocket. In Germany, not fools live.
        We observe both in Ukraine from 52.5. million of the population will remain not 25 million as it is now, but 15.
    2. Shura Perm
      Shura Perm 18 January 2018 11: 37 New
      Duck, they defend the instrument of potential blackmail of the whole of Europe and a means of earning
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 18 January 2018 11: 42 New
        They smoke nervously in Kiev. Arctic fox creeps up. Expectations are the darkest, swells in the most unexpected places belay laughing
    3. Maz
      Maz 18 January 2018 14: 35 New
      We do not need Germany alone, we need the whole of Europe
  2. The black
    The black 18 January 2018 11: 32 New
    The Germans understand that the implementation of the SP-2 project is one of the last chances for them to get off American corn
    1. zhekazs
      zhekazs 18 January 2018 12: 10 New
      In general, a German should say that if Brussels gets into German economic projects, then Berlin will think about the advisability of EU membership. This would be a sobering factor for the European Parliament.
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 18 January 2018 13: 35 New
        So the EU is Germany’s dominance mechanism in Europe. Created by the United States in exchange for Germany’s consent to continue the occupation. No way Germany can get out of it. hi
  3. Vend
    Vend 18 January 2018 11: 33 New
    Everyone wants to own energy leverage.
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 18 January 2018 11: 46 New
      Quote: Wend
      Everyone wants to own energy leverage.

      the Poles rolled up their feet. wanted to terminal laughing
      one of the tribaltes already flew with such a laughing
  4. koshmarik
    koshmarik 18 January 2018 11: 37 New
    Who would doubt that. Economic and financial interests are the basis of Western policy. Only naive liberals and Ukrainians think that the EU day and night only thinks about their good.
  5. KOH
    KOH 18 January 2018 11: 38 New
    The Germans do not want to freeze their ears in spite of grandmother ...))), in the literal and figurative sense ...
  6. Vik66
    Vik66 18 January 2018 11: 40 New
    Get up, rise the working people ... laughing
  7. Egorovich
    Egorovich 18 January 2018 11: 40 New
    The Germans are well aware that they are trying to get into their pocket full of money, brazenly, without asking permission.
  8. bald
    bald 18 January 2018 11: 52 New
    No European Commission (EC) will interfere with the construction of Nord Stream 2. We assume that Germany needs gas? - is it needed, Europe needs gas? - is needed. Germany is just the most reasonable and bolder than Germany. Let them send Brussels away.
  9. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 18 January 2018 12: 38 New
    Politics by politics, but gas is needed, own shirt is closer to the body. We need a normal pipe, not a Ukrainian one.
  10. Manager
    Manager 18 January 2018 13: 00 New
    Oh, who would give Gazprom shares smile
  11. vasilkovichi
    vasilkovichi 18 January 2018 13: 31 New
    It’s interesting, what will happen to the EU if Germany takes and leaves it? No, well, that it will fall apart, it’s understandable, just, I would like to look at the screams and cramps of parasites, and Macron’s attempts to preserve and lead it. )))