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The permit for the construction of Nord Stream 2 in Germany economic zone in the Baltic Sea has been suspended, reports Interfax citing German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).
The permit, which was in effect until the end of May and applies to a 16-kilometer stretch of pipeline under construction, has been suspended due to a lawsuit filed by environmentalists, said a representative of BSH.
In April, Germany's Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) tried to challenge …
U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (New Jersey) and Jeanne Shaheen (from New Hampshire) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling for accelerated imposition of new sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
"This pipeline must be stopped, and your leadership is required towards that end. We urge that the effort to build strong Nord Stream 2 sanctions packages be accelerated to meet the urgency of the moment," the Senators said in a letter.
On March 18, the U.S. State Department …
The completion of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline continues to be postponed.According to Interfax, the operator of the project, Gazprom's Swiss-registered subsidiary Nord Stream 2 AG, has postponed the completion date in Danish territorial waters by another five months. About 160 km of pipe remain to be laid there.In a new Notice to Mariners published by the Danish Maritime Authority, the company says it plans to continue work until September 2021. Two months ago, in a similar document, the deadline …
Germany's Wintershall Dea no longer plans to provide funding to the Nord Stream 2 project, the company said in a annual report.
"The Group‘s involvement with the Nord Stream 2 project is limited to the provision of loans together with four major European energy companies (ENGIE, OMV, Shell and Uniper). The company‘s loan payments to Nord Stream 2 AG amount to €730 million and were completed prior to the revision of the ‘Countering America‘s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act ‘CAATSA‘ Section 232 …
The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the Fortuna pipe-laying ship and its owner, which are involved in the construction of Russia's Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, as stated on the website of the U.S. Treasury Department.
Last December, Fortuna's specialized barge laid about 2.6 km of pipeline in German waters, after a nearly year-long hiatus in construction due to U.S. sanctions.
Now the ship, which flies the Russian flag, has been added to the list of companies and entities that …
Russia's Nord Stream 2 project is damaging European energy security, said the Chief of Poland’s Presidential Chancellery, Krzysztof Szczerski, reports Polskie Radio.
"This is a very selfish project between the two countries (Russia and Germany) that deals a blow to the entire energy security structure of Europe and the Euro-Atlantic space," Szczerski said.
According to Szczerski, reports that Joe Biden's administration can agree to the implementation of this project are not true.
Russia has resumed laying pipes for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, reports the Russian news agency Interfax, citing Nord Stream 2 AG.
"On January 24, the pipelay vessel Fortuna began work on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Today, the Fortuna vessel began laying pipes in Danish waters after successfully conducting sea tests. All works are carried out in accordance with the relevant permits. We will provide more information about the construction and our future plans," Nord …
The German government is considering the possibility of establishing a mechanism which will allow shutting down the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline if Russia reduces gas transit through Ukraine, reported German newspaper WirtschaftsWoche citing sources.
According to the newspaper, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas are not considering the full withdrawal from the gas pipeline project.
At the same time, instead of completely stopping the construction, they are considering the …
For the first time, the United States signaled its readiness to start a dialogue on lifting sanctions from Nord Stream 2, provided that Germany prepares a package of proposals, reported the newspaper Handelsblatt, citing sources in the American administration." The German side should put a package of solutions on the negotiating table," the source of the newspaper said. "Otherwise, we will not be able to solve the Nord Stream 2 problem”.
The Americans demand establishing a mechanism that will …
Germany should stop construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline amid violent crackdown on protesters in Russia, announced French Minister of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune on the radio station France Inter, Deutsche Welle reports.
"We have always said that we have huge doubts about this project in this context," he said.
When asked if this meant a call for Berlin to abandon the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Beaune said: "This is correct, we have already talked about it."
He also …