Contents tagged with Nord Stream 2

  • Denmark considers legal steps to block Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    Denmark can adopt a law that will provide legal context to block or postpone the implementation of the Russian project Nord Stream-2, announced on Tuesday, June 26, by Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen at a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vladimir Groysman, Altinget news agency reports.

    "I have submitted a draft bill to parliament that will allow us to assess the scope of foreign policy during standard processing of such applications, and this will allow us …

  • Ukraine calls on Denmark to oppose Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Ukraine is counting on Denmark to unite with it in opposing the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

    This was reported on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers in following the talks between Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and the head of the Danish government, Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

    “Kyiv is counting on continued support regarding the issue of opposing the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline as a direct threat to the energy security of not only Ukraine but also of …

  • Russia accuses U.S. of trying to push its gas into Europe

    The United States is trying to push its gas into the European market, said First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Energy Igor Anansky, commenting on the words of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Sandra Oudkirk that Europe may halt the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. 

    “The U.S. is again confusing politics with economics. All of America’s hopes are connected solely with the desire to prevent the cheapest gas from going to Europe and by attempts – using political …

  • Warsaw: Poland painstakingly working to prevent Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    Polish Deputy Minister of Energy Michał Kurtyka said that Warsaw has demanded that the EU gas directive be changed as soon as possible to prevent the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Polskie Radio reports.

    According to Kurtyka, the ambassadors of the European Union will amend the document in late June. The deputy minister said this has become possible as a result of "the hard, painstaking and months-long work of Polish diplomats." These amendments will extend EU legislation to all …

  • Sweden explains why it consented to construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    In an article published on the Ukrainian news site European Pravda, Swedish Ambassador to Ukraine Martin Hagstrom explained why his country authorized the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in its exclusive economic zone.

    The diplomat explained that, according to the project specifications, the gas pipeline would be laid outside of Sweden’s territorial waters, i.e. in international waters. In this regard, the government of the Scandinavian monarchy had to comply with the UN …

  • Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament to visit the US for talks on preventing construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy will visit Washington where he will discuss with his counterparts from the United States, Georgia, Lithuania and Moldova the ways of preventing the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project.

    "At the end of this month... I will be in Washington. We will have a meeting with [Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan]; with the speakers of Georgia, Moldova, Lithuania and I hope Poland. One of the topics of our meeting will be …

  • Sweden approves the construction of Nord Stream 2 pipleline

    The Swedish government approved the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in its waters, the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of Sweden, Mikael Damberg stated at a special briefing, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    Earlier, Germany and Finland issued all the necessary permits for the construction and operation of the pipeline. Other countries along the pipeline route—Russia, Sweden and Denmark—were also expected to issue permits.

    The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will run through …

  • Putin expresses readiness to maintain gas transit through Ukraine after Nord Stream-2 is launched

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the Russian Federation is ready to maintain the transit of exported gas through Ukraine following the completion of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline’s construction, RBC news agency reports. During a meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Wednesday, May 30, Putin refused to estimate the gas volumes that can be simultaneously transported through the new gas pipeline and the Ukrainian gas transport system. 

    “It is a question of how much …

  • Switzerland starts seizing Gazprom assets

    Naftogaz Ukraine has begun the procedure of exacting from Gazprom a fine of $4.6 billion, which was awarded to the Ukrainian company in February 2018 by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

    The first to be hit were the Russian company’s assets in Switzerland, where the companies Nord Stream AG and Nord Stream 2 AG are registered. The first company oversees the Nord Stream and is 51% owned by Gazprom, the second belongs to Gazprom completely, and is constructing the …

  • US Ambassador to Germany: Nord Stream-2 is not in Europe's interests

    US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell criticized the Nord Stream 2 project during an interview with Funke Mediengruppe.

    He stated that many in Germany are concerned about the implementation of the pipeline project. "It's about Russian influence," said the Ambassador.

    Grenell added that the US is working closely with Europeans who share the US’ concerns. According to the diplomat, the current pipeline construction strategy is "very problematic."

    Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner …