European Commissioner for budget Guenther Oettinger believes that despite pressure from the USA the project of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” is stopped.
About it reports DW.
“The truth lies in the fact that the pipeline has long been built and can’t be just stopped,” he said in an interview with Spiegel.
According to him, the threats of U.S. President Donald trump, who has repeatedly said that Germany will be energy-dependent on Russian gas via pipeline, are not grounds for stopping the project.
At the same time he demanded from the Russian “Gazprom”, “fair deal” for the further transit of gas through Ukraine. In his opinion, the European Union could increase in this question of pressure on Russia.
“As for further distribution of gas from “Northern stream-2” in Europe, the provisions of the law on the internal market of the EU. These include regulations that ensure fair competition. Vladimir Putin and “Gazprom” know about it”, – said Ettinger.
Recall that in July 2018, Nord Stream 2 start to lay the first pipe in the framework of the construction of the controversial pipeline “Nord stream – 2”, in which the fuel will be supplied directly from Russia to Germany. About it reports the Russian service of Deutsche Welle.
The ship-the pipe layer Castoro 10 in the night of Wednesday, July 25, began work on the ground docking station near Lubmin in the Greifswald Bay.
In the first stage the pipe segments that are welded to each other on the ship will be stretched through the underground tunnel leading to a ground receiving station, said the representative of the company. Nord Stream 2 two months ago started construction of a 30-kilometer underwater tunnel in coastal waters. In August work will begin on the laying of pipes.
The construction of a controversial gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2”, against which dramatically mind Ukraine, the Baltic States and Poland, is planned to be completed by the end of 2019.