Contents tagged with Nord Stream

  • Russia resumes construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    The Russian pipelay crane vessel Fortuna resumed construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Danish waters, reported TASS, citing the press service of Nord Stream 2 AG.

    "The Fortuna has begun work on Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Danish waters. The work is carried out in accordance with the agreements," the company said.

    The Fortuna has been in the Nord Stream 2 construction zone, south of Bornholm Island, since January 22.

    The Danish Maritime Authority reported that, along with the …

  • Main lobbyist of Nord Stream 2 in Germany is Putin’s friend

    In the investigation of Alexei Navalny about Vladimir Putin's palace near Gelendzhik, among the many names of persons close to the Russian President, there is a "German friend", a former agent of the state security service of the GDR Matthias Warnig. In the video, Navaly notes that Warnig, who became a banker in the 1990s, financially helped Putin, a former KGB officer in Dresden, and his family.

    Deutsche Welle provides details of the Warnig's biography. The newspaper points out that during …

  • European Parliament demands cancellation of Nord Stream 2 pipeline due to Navalny’s arrest

    At a session in Brussels, Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, demanding the release of the politician, cancellation of Nord Stream 2 project and tightening sanctions against Russia, including Russian "propagandists", oligarchs, their families and "all persons and organizations involved in Navalny’s arrest," reports DW.

    The text of the document, in which the MEPs declared their full solidarity with the " …

  • Due to Navalny’s arrest EU wants to stop construction of Nord Stream-2

    The European Union wants to immediately stop the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline due to the detention in Russia of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, reported the German newspaper Der Spiegel.

    It is noted that journalists already have a draft resolution of the European Parliament. The resolution also proposes to impose additional sanctions on Russia.

    According to media reports, the European Union will impose new sanctions against legal entities and individuals who were …

  • U.S. to sanction Nord Stream 2 pipe laying vessel

    The U.S. continues to increase pressure on the Nord Stream 2 project, which has already been left without key European participants fearing U.S. sanctions.

    Following the expansion of restrictions on insurance, engineering and certification companies, the U.S. authorities are preparing a new sanctions package that will hit the only pipelaying vessel available to Gazprom - the Fortuna barge, Handelsblatt reports, citing its sources.

    According to Handelsblatt, sanctions will be imposed on …

  • Russia’s Gazprom postpones construction of Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Construction of the last section of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline in Danish territorial waters has been postponed.

    Switzerland's Nord Stream 2 AG, Gazprom's 100 percent subsidiary, has no plans to start work on January 15, the day when Denmark’s permit for the beginning of the construction takes effect, Handelsblatt reported.

    The reason for the delay is the necessity to "check the equipment," the company spokesman said, adding that the exact date when the construction could begin can not be …

  • Another European company withdraws from Nord Stream 2 project

    European companies continue to flee the Nord Stream 2 project under the threat of US sanctions.

    After the U.S. State Department began sending out warnings demanding leaving the construction, "until it was too late", the Danish engineering corporation Ramboll decided to abandon cooperation with Russian gas giant Gazprom.

    According to Politiken, the company with a 70-year history, the largest in Denmark in the engineering and architecture sector, decided to stop participating in the …

  • Media: Biden will be tougher opponent of Nord Stream 2 than Trump

    After his inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden will take a tougher position toward the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, reports the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagensbladet.

    As evidence, journalists cite the fact that during the time when Biden was vice president of the United States, he already opposed the construction of the pipeline. In addition, the United States plans to introduce new expanded sanctions against Nord Stream-2 in the near future. Such sanctions can make it impossible, or at least …

  • Another Nord Stream 2 partner walks away from the project due to sanctions concerns

    The Norwegian company Det Norske Veritas (DNV) GL, an international accredited registrar and classification society, will not be able to provide a certificate of compliance for the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, which is built by Gazprom's subsidiary Nord Stream 2 AG, reports the Russian news agency RBC citing DNV’s press service.

    "DNV GL will stop all compliance verification activities of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as long as the sanctions remain in force. We are implementing a plan to curtail …

  • EU condemns expansion of U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The European Council condemns the possible expansion of U.S. sanctions against the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, stated European Council’s spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano, RIA Novosti reports.

    The European Union strongly opposes third-country sanctions against European companies doing legitimate business. "The extraterritorial sanctions run counter to the international law. European policy is defined in Europe, not in third countries," Stano said.

    He noted that …