October 22, 2021 10:59 am
Anna Berbock, co-chair of the German Soyuz-90 / Greens party, considers the Nord Stream 2 project a mistake. According to her, Russia is purposefully using the decision not to fill storage facilities in Europe with gas, while the EU countries in the field of energy supply are “vulnerable to blackmail.” writes Der Spiegel.
“We depend on Russia [в области энергетики]… Now there is no shortage of capacities for the supply of Russian gas. Europe is “vulnerable to blackmail” on energy issues, Berbock said.
According to the policy, during the operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, “In addition, European legal regulations must be observed, but this is not the case now.
“They stipulate that Gazprom can simultaneously own and operate the pipeline, that is, pass gas. And this is just one of the reasons why I to a certain extent consider this pipeline to be a mistake. It runs counter to European interests, ”the Greens co-chair emphasized.
Formerly Russian President Vladimir Putin declaredthat work on filling the second string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with gas is being completed this year.
On September 10, Gazprom announced the completion of the construction of Nord Stream 2. Sergei Ivanov, the representative of the President of Russia for environmental protection, ecology and transport, said about the exceptional environmental friendliness of the project.
Nord Stream 2 is a two-line gas pipeline. The length of each of them is 1.2 thousand km. They run from the port of Ust-Luga (Leningrad Region) to the German Greifswald. The total capacity of the gas pipeline will be 55 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year.