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"Contradiction grains": the expert about the purpose of European Commission on "Nord Stream — 2" — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com/Gazprom the German chancellor Angela Merkel said that the European Commission will not be able to stop construction of the Nord Stream — 2 gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea even by means of the adopted amendments to the EU gas directive. According to her, the project is generally already approved. Confrontation in Brussels Before elections to European Parliament which will take place at the end of May of the current year and the subsequent shift of structure of European Commission her acting members try to solve though some relevant tasks, thereby separating the member countries of the European Union, the deputy CEO of Institute of national power Alexander Frolov told RNS. "It is obvious that the leaving structure of European Commission will hardly continue work after elections, but solving certain momentary political problems, it puts contradiction grains in structure of the European Union" — the expert told. According to Frolov, between EU Member States of "the first speed" and "the second speed" there is a large number of contradictions, and European Commission in this case it was the hostage of the collected problems. Representatives of the second group of the countries oppose the Nord Stream — 2 project as they significantly depend on external power sources. The expert carried Poland and the Baltic States to them. After change of structure of European Commission to it will have no time "For Nord Stream — 2" as all efforts of the European diplomats will be bent on fight for political influence. The project will be able to bypass the amendments to the EU gas directive adopted not so long ago by means of the countries supporting construction of the gas pipeline, first of all Germany. Frolov emphasized that from the existing threats to the "medicine is already found" project. A position of Berlin in the Evening on May 15 the German chancellor Angela Merkel, acting in Ravensburg, reported that amendments to the EU gas directive give to opponents "Nord Stream — 2" "more opportunities for the appeal" of the project, the Handelsblatt newspaper told. Arguing on construction of the gas pipeline, Merkel also expressed the need to keep transit of gas through Ukraine. "Ukraine has to remain the transit country — despite "Nord Stream — 2" … Here I pledged the word" — German Chancellor emphasized. In addition Merkel noted that she takes fears of countries of Eastern Europe into account, however in general considers the project justified. She added that "Nord Stream — 2" is not exclusively German project as the French, Dutch and Austrian companies also participate in it. In article Handelsblatt it is reported that Germany against the background of gradual cessation of production of the electric power on coal fuel by 2038 and reductions of supply of gas from Norway and the Netherlands is required "temporary replacement". Germany in the future will continue to diversify gas deliveries and will start construction of terminals for LNG, however on it time will be required. Nord Stream — 2" will help to get out of the situation ". Fight against the USA by One of key opponents of the gas pipeline is Washington, whose strong statements and Berli's threats

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