Date: 9 months ago   Category: Energy

The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has assessed damages to economy from "Nord Stream — 2" — Rambler News Service


Real loss of Ukraine from implementation of the Nord Stream — 2 project can make about 2,5-3% of GDP. "Information on fiscal risks and their potential influence on the state budget in 2019" is said about it in the report of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. Factors which can form risks for economic development of the country, among them — activization of the military conflict in the east of Ukraine, strengthening of course and price fluctuations in the country, increase in import expansion of the European goods in domestic market, introduction of a tax on the removed capital and realization "Nord Stream — 2", in particular, are listed in the report. The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has also added that implementation of the Nord Stream — 2 project will increase a role of Germany as "gas hub" for consumers from the countries of Western and Central Europe. "Nord Stream — 2" — the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea 1220 km long and 55 billion cubic meters in a year. He directly will connect the Russian resource base and the European consumers. On September 5 the Nord Stream 2 company, the operator of construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, has begun laying of pipes of the gas pipeline in an exclusive economic zone of Finland. It is expected that construction of the gas pipeline will come to the end at the end of 2019.

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