Contents tagged with Nord Stream - 2

  • European Commission: construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline is hard to stop

    US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is not a reason to stop the project, stated European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Günther Oettinger on December 28. He said that any attempts to prevent the construction will encounter serious opposition as the construction is already underway. 

    Trump criticized Berlin for supporting the $11 billion gas pipeline. In July, he accused Germany of being Moscow's “hostage” because of the …

  • Nord Stream 2 construction begins in Sweden’s exclusive economic zone 

    The Solitaire, a ship working on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, has begun laying pipes in Sweden’s exclusive economic zone, Aftonbladet reports. The pipes needed for construction will be stored at the Swedish Karshamn Port. 

    Sveriges Radio reported that the pipe-laying operation in this region will last until summer 2019, and that the Karshamn Port administration has hired 110 extra staff for this period. 

    Nord Stream AG, the pipeline’s operator company, announced on December 23 that the …

  • The USA calls on Germany to abandon Nord Stream 2 pipleline

    The United States welcomed recent steps by the European Union to hold Russia responsible for aggression against Ukraine, US Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino stated on the US State Department website on Sunday, December 16. Washington supports the resolution of the European Parliament calling for the cancellation of the Nord Stream 2 project.

    “The European Parliament’s December 12 resolution reiterates the importance of Ukraine’s role in the European energy supply network and condemns the …

  • US House of Representatives supports sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipleline

    On Tuesday, December 11, the House of Representatives of the United States Congress approved the resolution condemning the construction of Nord Stream 2, the main gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, and supported the imposition of sanctions to counteract this project.

    Laying the pipeline would be "a dramatic step backward in the issue of European energy security and interests of the United States,” the document noted. “Russia’s geopolitical interest in Nord Stream 2 is not about increasing …

  • Merkel’s party calls for action against Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    Angela Merkel’s intention to step down from the position of leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, and later from the position of federal chancellor, threatens to cause trouble for Russia.

    Merkel’s most likely successor as head of the ruling CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, has criticized Russia for exacerbating the conflict with Ukraine, and has identified the Nord Stream 2 project as a possible target of response measures.

    Refusing to support the project at all would be …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister: Nord Stream 2 is Russia's weapon in war against Europe

    On Sunday, the press service of the Ministers Cabinet reported that Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman described the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project in Russia as a subtle form of war against Europe.

    "Nord Stream 2 is a form of disguised war against Europe. We know what it is like to be dependent on Russia energetically and politically. We know how dangerous it is, from our own experience. Therefore, we now view this project as one of Russia's geopolitical weapons," said Groysman in an …

  • Poland and Denmark sign agreement to build gas pipeline in Baltic Sea

    Poland and Denmark have agreed to go ahead with the Baltic Pipe, which will span 900 km of the bottom of the Baltic Sea, and is scheduled to start supplying Poland with Norwegian gas in 2022.

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted that the agreement had been signed on November 30.

    “Today we were able to make a quantum leap towards the security and independence of the Polish energy sector. An investment decision was made to create the strategic Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, which will …

  • President of Slovakia: Nord Stream 2 is a purely political project

    The President of Slovakia, Andrei Kiska, at a joint briefing with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, announced that Nord Stream 2 is a purely political project, reports "112 Ukraine".

    "Slovakia has always emphasized that this is not economic, but a political project, and it is very important to understand this when someone constantly repeats that this is only a business project. Absolutely not! This is a purely political project," said Kiska.

    In turn, Petro Poroshenko added that today …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: After completing Nord Stream 2 Russia will continue war in Ukraine

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warns that once the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been built, nothing will hold Russia back from further aggression in Ukraine. He made a statement to this effect during the FOTAR conference in Hamburg, the Polish Press Agency reports.

    If the Ukrainian gas transmission system is no longer needed once the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been built, Morawiecki asks, “what will stop Vladimir Putin from going to Kyiv?”

    “You will be surprised by who I am going to …

  • Pompeo: Nord Stream 2 undermines the economic and strategic security of Ukraine

    During the joint press-conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Washington, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he believes that the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea undermines the economic and strategic security of Ukraine.

    "We’ll keep working together to stop the Nord Stream 2 project that undermines Ukraine’s economic and strategic security and risks further compromising the sovereignty of European nations that depend on Russian gas,”  …