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Russian gas flows to Europe via Nord Stream 1 are falling

Pipes from the landing facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Deliveries of Russian gas to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline fell on …

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What is the effect of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis on the Nord Stream 2 project?

Germany has interrupted the process of customs clearance of the Russian natural gas supply pipeline, the construction of which cost nearly 11 billion dollars. Germany has interrupted the process of customs clearance of the Russian natural gas supply pipeline, the construction of which cost nearly 11 billion dollars. The story …

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Nord Stream 2 lays off staff as it assesses insolvency amid US sanctions

Tuesday 01 March 2022 12:16 The Kremlin-backed company that built the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has laid off all of its workers and could file for insolvency, according to Reuters. Nord Stream 2 AG, a company registered in Switzerland, terminated the contracts of its employees, with 140 employees employed …

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Nord Stream 2 investor OMV will hold a crisis team meeting on Monday

The logo of Austrian oil and gas group OMV is seen at a gas station in Vienna, Austria October 30, 2018. Picture taken October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Austrian oil and gas company OMV (OMVV.VI) …

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UK revokes visas for Belarus basketball team over Minsk’s involvement in Ukraine invasion

In the years leading up to Russia’s attack on Ukraine, US lobbyists raked in millions of dollars from Russian banks and financial firms by paying to advance their interests in Washington. Now, in the wake of the Russian invasion and new sanctions announced by President Joe Biden, many of these …

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Germany shuts down Nord Stream 2 pipeline as EU prepares sanctions against Russia

Text size The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline Getty Images Germany has halted the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as the European Union prepares to impose tough economic sanctions on Russia for its deployment of troops in breakaway regions of Ukraine. The $11 billion undersea pipeline, which was set to …

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Why the Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is important

The Ukrainian crisis seems to have taken a turn, with Russia declaring that it has withdrawn troops from the border, but an elephant remains in the room. Called Nord Stream 2, it is an undersea gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany, but is seen by some as a geopolitical weapon. …

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Nord Stream gas pipeline could be targeted by Russian sanctions

Nord Stream II, a controversial Russian gas pipeline to Germany, could become the target of US sanctions if Russia carries out an invasion of Ukraine, experts have said. “Nord Stream could certainly be targeted, and they could expand export controls and expand enforcement of existing sanctions. All of that can …

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Position in favor of the launch of Nord Stream 2 in force in Germany – ambassador – World

MOSCOW, February 8. /TASS/. The dominant position in Germany favors the commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Russian Ambassador to Berlin Sergey Nechayev said on Tuesday. “In fact, Germany has nothing to replace gas. This project (Nord Stream 2 – TASS), and it has been confirmed by the …

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Nord Stream shows that the economy must align with security

The Nord Stream 2 public gas pipeline is designed to pump gas from Russia to Germany without having to transit through Poland or Ukraine. While Nord Stream 2 was completed in 2021, final certification from the German government is required before it can begin operation. From Moscow’s perspective, bypassing two …

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Russia sanctions could include Nord Stream 2, Austrian parliament speaker says – POLITICO

BERLIN — Austria would support Western sanctions against Russia if the country invades Ukraine, even if they include the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, Austrian parliament speaker Wolfgang Sobotka has said. “A clear position is needed here – and we certainly support sanctions up to and …

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Western reluctance on Nord Stream II gas pipeline, SWIFT emboldens Russia

Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, commander of the Novorossiysk Guards Mountain Air Assault … [+] division of the Russian Airborne Troops, takes part in an exercise in Opuk in March 2021. (Photo by Sergei MalgavkoTASS via Getty Images) Sergei Malgavko/TASS Like the possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine becomes more …

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In Ukraine crisis, Germany faces tough decisions over Nord Stream 2 – EURACTIV.com

Germany could find itself in a no-win situation if Russia invades Ukraine, pitting Berlin’s main gas supplier against its most important security allies. Chancellor Olaf Scholz would face pressure from the United States and other Western allies to respond to any invasion by halting the commissioning of the recently completed …

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US says Cruz’s Nord Stream 2 sanctions plan would undermine united front

WASHINGTON, Jan.6 (Reuters) – The US State Department has said a bill pushed by Republican Senator Ted Cruz to impose sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline would undermine the united front in response to Russia, a spokesman Ned Price said Thursday. . “Our concern is that, if passed, the …

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Borrell to not discuss Nord Stream 2 during Ukraine visit

The European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell declined to address the subject of Nord Stream 2 during his visit to Ukraine. The head of European diplomacy told Polish newspaper PAP. Borrell said they were now focusing all of their efforts on defusing tensions …

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Putin says launch of Nord Stream 2 would lower gas prices in Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at his annual year-end press conference in Moscow, Russia, December 23, 2021. Sputnik / Mikhail Metzel / Pool via REUTERS MOSCOW, December 24 (Reuters) – The start of exports via the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea would lead to lower gas …

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Germany warns Russia costs would be high if Moscow invades Ukraine

German ministers reiterated EU warnings that Russia would face tougher sanctions in the event of military aggression against Ukraine, which they said could also prompt Berlin to rethink its cooperation with Moscow on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The renewed warnings come as Kiev and its Western supporters accuse …

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Nord Stream 2 could provide Europe with cheaper and greener energy; What stands in the way? – Club Valdaï

The politicization of energy often prevents decisions from being made based on facts rather than misperceptions. Instead of blaming external actors, regulators should start tackling factors that they are able to correct in a relatively short period of time, for example, by softening their attitude towards the administration of energy …

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Senate Democrats receive maximum donations from Nord Stream 2 lobbyist

A major Democratic donor and lobbyist for Nord Stream 2 has made maximum contributions this year to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and vulnerable Senate Democrats, according to campaign finance records. Why is this important: If pressure from the White House to vote against reimposing sanctions on the Russian-backed gas …

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Russia’s 30-year vision comes true with Nord Stream 2

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline connecting Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea is vilified in the United States and parts of Europe as a Russian plot to trap European gas buyers. It’s not. It is the latest link in a 30-year project to divert Russian oil and gas …

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Russia says only German consent is needed to proceed with Europe’s North 2 gas supply

Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin said in an interview with the BBC that Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas link with Germany was only an authorization to send additional gas to fuel-strapped European regions. Russia is awaiting approval from Germany to start producing natural gas under the Baltic Sea, …

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A face-to-face meeting on Nord Stream 2

Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver “an informative and very important speech, followed by a plenary discussion” Wednesday in Moscow during Russian Energy Week, an international forum on the global energy sector. Expectations are high in energy circles in Europe and America. Europe is experiencing an energy crisis with booming …

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The European gas directive fully applies to Nord Stream 2 – President of the European Commission

The EU gas directive, which establishes the rules of the European gas market for all gas pipelines entering the EU from third countries, including in terms of demonopolization and third party access to their operation, fully applies to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen …

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US Treasury hampered by Cruz’s appointment holds, officials say

US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, October 6, 2021. Photo taken on October 6, 2021. REUTERS / Evelyn Hockstein / File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct.11 (Reuters) – The US Treasury is held hostage by Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s efforts to …

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EXCLUSIVE Germany requests guarantees of competition on the Nord Stream 2 gas link

The logo of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is seen on a pipe at the Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 26, 2020. REUTERS / Maxim Shemetov // File Photo Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline opposed by the United States and some Europeans Critics say …

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Nord Stream 2 begins filling pipeline with gas for testing

The logo of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is seen on a pipe at the Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 26, 2020. REUTERS / Maxim Shemetov / File Photo MOSCOW, Oct. 4 (Reuters) – Nord Stream 2 has started filling one of its two …

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Ted Cruz blocks Biden nominees

Mr Cruz is not the only reason nearly all ambassadorial overseas positions and many other State Department positions remain vacant: White House Biden has been notoriously slow to start proposing appointments in foreign policy, infuriating even its Democratic allies. But unless Mr. Cruz steps back, it could be months before …

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Germany should not certify Nord Stream 2 until Russia grants third parties access to Ukrainian GTS

Unlocking the access of European buyers to purchase Russian and Central Asian gas at Ukraine’s eastern border and independent reservation of transit facilities is a legally binding condition for certification of Nord Stream 2. This is according to Yuriy Vitrenko, chairman of the board of directors of NJSC Naftogaz of …

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Polish PGNiG obtains participation in the certification procedure Nord Stream 2 – Business & Economy

WARSAW, September 22. / TASS /. Polish company PGNiG (Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo) has been granted the right to participate in the certification process for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the oil and gas company said in a statement on Wednesday. “The German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur, BNetzA) has …

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Poland has authorized participation in the certification procedure of Nord Stream 2

The specialists of the Fortuna barge welded the last pipe of the two strands of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline on September 6, 2021. Credit: © Nord Stream 2 / Axel Schmidt Polish state-owned oil and gas company Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG) has been authorized to participate in …

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Nord Stream 2 could still find itself in “ruin of investment”

Nord Stream 2, the controversial pipeline, could still fail, according to European Greens co-leader Reinhard Butikofer. In a maintenance with german dpa, the co-chair of the green party in the european parliament said that there are still obstacles that Nord Stream 2 needs to remove before it goes into operation, …

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Nord Stream II: geopolitical and environmental hazard

19.sept. September 19, 2021 While much of the controversy surrounding the construction of the 1,224 km Nord Stream 2 pipeline has revolved around geopolitical concerns, its environmental implications have been at best underestimated and at worst explicitly ignored. Owned by the famous Russian energy company Gazprom, Nord Stream 2 will …

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The start of Quick Nord Stream 2 would calm the record gas

An early start of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany could help calm record gas prices in Europe, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday as Moscow awaits clearance regulatory for the start of gas flows. Russia announced last week that it had completed construction …

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Germany’s Merkel seeks to allay fears of Poland Nord Stream 2

WARSAW, Sept. 11 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday tried to allay fears over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, during a farewell visit to Poland in which she also adopted a conciliatory tone on the Warsaw conflict with the European Union over judicial reforms. As Merkel’s tenure …

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German court says EU rules apply to Nord Stream 2 pipeline

A road sign directs traffic to the entrance to the Nord Stream 2 gas line landing facility in Lubmin, Germany, September 10, 2020. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke DUESSELDORF, Aug. 25 (Reuters) – The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is not exempt from European Union rules that require the owners of …

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Biden administration sanctions Russian insurer for Nord Stream 2 report

The Biden administration has imposed sanctions on two Russian entities for their involvement in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, but is leaving a waiver in place that has spared the company overseeing the construction and its top executive. The United States has listed the Nobility company based in …

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Germany and Europe are better off without Nord Stream 2 – POLITICO

In the article “Why Merkel chose Russia over the United States on Nord Stream 2” (July 26), Matthew Karnitschnig argues that the gas pipeline that runs overland between Russia and the EU via Ukraine “is so leaky that analysts say it would require an estimated 6 billion euros to repair. …

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US, Germany to announce Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal in coming days

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – The United States and Germany are expected to announce in the coming days an agreement resolving their long-standing dispute over Russia’s $ 11 billion Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, have announced Monday sources familiar with the matter. US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela …

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Biden, Merkel agree Russia can’t use Nord Stream pipeline as a weapon

U.S. President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on July 15, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Pictures President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Thursday that they will oppose …

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Gazprom puts pressure on Ukraine, eyeing Nord Stream 2 analysts

Kremlin-controlled gas giant Gazprom has refrained from reserving additional capacity for gas supply via Ukraine to meet growing demand in recent months, sending a clear sign that it is awaiting the implementation. Nord Stream 2 pipeline service, analysts said. Nord Stream 2, which flows over the bed of the Baltic …

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Nord Stream 2 is once again at the center of political games

The prospect of the imminent completion of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 energy project continues to haunt politicians on both sides of the Atlantic. And although the tone of rhetoric against Russia has noticeably lowered in Washington, Americans are actively using the theme of the pipeline in their political games, writes …

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Germany, US seek resolution of Nord Stream 2 dispute by end of August – Altmaier

A road sign directs traffic to the entrance to the Nord Stream 2 gas line landing facility in Lubmin, Germany, September 10, 2020. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) – German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Friday he had had a productive meeting with US Energy Secretary …

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Nord Stream 2 Dispute Is ‘Solvable’ Says German Minister of Business on Trip to United States | News | DW

Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on arrival in Washington ahead of talks with Biden administration officials that he was “optimistic” that US-German diplomacy would provide “solutions” from here August. In an interview with German public radio station Deutschlandfunk, Altmaier argued that it was “too simple” to portray Germany as the …

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US will continue to impose sanctions on Russian companies for Nord Stream 2 – Sullivan – Business & Economy

NEW YORK, June 20. / TASS /. The United States will continue to impose sanctions on Russian companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 project, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Sunday. “We have, in fact, sanctioned several Russian entities with regard to Nord Stream 2,” he said. …

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Nord Stream 2 prepares first line for natural gas, but start-up is still in sight

The operator of the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) gas pipeline said pre-commissioning work started on the first line of the system on Friday, but when exactly the service will start and the impact it could have on the markets European energy companies remain uncertain. Nord Stream 2 AG said on …

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Nord Stream 2: the first section of the pipeline is completed, according to Putin | News | DW

Speaking to a world business forum in St. Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday announced the completion of work on the first line of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline crossing the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany. “Today (…) the laying work of the first Nord Stream …

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Russia nears completion of Nord Stream 2 pipeline – gCaptain

MOSCOW, June 3 (Reuters) – The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea is nearing completion with only 100 kilometers to build, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said Thursday, as quoted by TASS news agency. “We hope that construction work on Nord Stream 2 will be completed …

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Nord Stream 2 is no different from the annexation of Crimea

President Volodymyr Zelensky sees the similarities between the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and the illegal occupation of Crimea by Russia, and believes that the Russian side will use Nord Stream 2 as a lever to realize its interests in the Donetsk regions and of Luhansk. “I …

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Russia to respond harshly to possible British sanctions on Nord Stream 2 – Foreign Ministry – Russian politics and diplomacy

MOSCOW, May 26 / TASS /. The UK’s possible sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project due to the emergency landing of a Ryanair liner in Minsk will receive a firm and commensurable response from Moscow, the Russian ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday. of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova. …

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US spares Germany’s ally in sanctions over Nord Stream pipeline – The Journal Record

By: Associated Press May 21, 2021 The Biden administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Russian companies and ships for their work on a European gas pipeline that the United States categorically opposes, but President Joe Biden angered many Democratic and Republican lawmakers by choosing to not to punish the German …

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Biden administration holds Nord Stream 2 Senate briefing after sanctions waivers rejected

Officials in President Joe Biden’s administration agreed to inform U.S. Senate committee staff on Monday of its decision to waive certain sanctions related to Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, after some lawmakers – some of Biden’s Democratic colleagues as well as Republicans – have questioned the decision. “They will be …

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Candidates for the success of Merkel’s clash on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline

A road sign directs traffic to the entrance to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline landing facility in Lubmin, Germany, September 10, 2020. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke Conservative and Green candidates to succeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the September federal elections clashed Thursday over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline …

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Completion of Nord Stream 2 depends on a number of factors, including weather, according to Gazprom – Business and Economy

MOSCOW, May 20 / TASS /. Gazprom does not intend to discuss the specific dates for the completion of Nord Stream 2, they depend on many factors, including the weather, Elena Burmistrova, vice-chairman of the board of directors of the holding. “We would prefer not to discuss the specific dates …

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Ukraine and Lithuania view Nord Stream 2 as a serious threat to stabilization in the region

Ukraine and Lithuania see the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project as a serious threat to stabilize the situation in the region, according to Verkhovna Rada chairman Dmytro Razumkov. He said this during a joint briefing with Lithuanian Seimas chairman Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “We see Nord …

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Ukraine wants to step up US efforts to shut down Nord Stream 2

Ukraine will continue to seek broader U.S. participation in its efforts to halt the construction of the remaining segments of the Russian submarine Nord Stream 2 pipeline for export to Germany, as well as any operation of this pipeline to the future, according to the country’s highest government. officials. Subscribe …

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Construction of Russian Nord Stream 2 will continue at the end of May – Prensa Latina

Ongoing work in the waters of Germany’s exclusive economic zone has been suspended following a lawsuit filed by the non-governmental organization Nature Conservation Union (NABU), which lasts until the end of the month, reported the TASS news agency. NABU reported on Monday that it has filed a complaint with the …

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US and Germany still at odds over Nord Stream 2

WASHINGTON, April 28 / TASS /. Washington and Berlin do not agree on their approach to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, but that does not affect relations between the two allies, a senior US administration official said. During a press appeal on national security and foreign policy during …

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The second Russian pipeline manufacturer begins construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

LONDON (ICIS) – A second Russian pipelayer began laying the Nord Stream 2 pipelines on Tuesday, project promoters said. The direct pipeline between Russia and Germany is 95% built, with 121 km to cover in Danish and German waters. The project was initially due to end at the end of …

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Paul Grod: Russia’s next assault on Ukraine is the Nord Stream 2 pipeline | KyivPost

Posted on April 26 at 9:46 p.m. Nord Stream 2 doubles the capacity of the existing line, allowing Russia to send 110 billion cubic meters of natural gas directly to Germany. The project bypasses Ukraine, whose pipeline network has historically transported most of Russian gas to the rest of Europe. …

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Why Berlin and Washington should compromise on Nord Stream 2 – European Council on Foreign Relations

After four years of chaos in US-EU relations, it was as if the clouds immediately parted on November 3, 2020. The transatlantic lines in Washington and across Europe heaved a sigh of relief as Americans voted for a president who is both pro-EU and pro-EU. NATO. The work of mending …

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Nord Stream 2 crisis: “Mini-Merkel” Laschet will not resist Russia, warns a former MEP | Politics | New

Germany: Laschet faces ‘battle’ to become chancellor, expert says And Hans-Olaf Henkel said the current Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia will struggle to gain traction with voters, just months before the close September federal election in which a poll this week has placed his party behind the Greens and their …

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US Senate committee proposes bill to help Ukraine, lobbies Nord Stream 2

The pipes of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea are stored at a site in the port of Mukran in Sassnitz, Germany, September 10, 2020. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke / File Photo The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday introduced a bill to provide assistance …

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EU nuclear fears lead to attempt to shut down Belarus nuclear power plant

This new Belarusian nuclear power plant angers Lithuania. (Photo by Natalia Fedosenko TASS via … [+] Getty Images) Natalia Fedosenko / TASS Europe is afraid of nuclear energy. The reasons differ. For one country, Lithuania, this is a loss of market share for its very expensive LNG plant. For others, …

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