What is the future of Nord Stream 2? Will it really happen?

Norbert Röttgen, chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the German Bundestag just wrote: Germany in particular must urgently reconsider the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Do you see Nord Stream 2 as a done deal, or do you think it still might not happen, and why? Read few comments.

Pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit near Denmark’s Great Belt Bridge on its journey to join the Nord Stream 2 construction fleet in the Baltic Sea. The vessel is operated by contractor Allseas. Credit: https://www.nord-stream2.com/

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Nord Stream 2 is a problem. But perhaps also an opportunity

There is a strong opposition from Central Europe re Nord Stream 2 project, but for various reasons also Italy is on board with V4. Visegrad Four argues Nord Stream 2 goes against political principles ( Ukraine sanctions) and also EU principles (energy union)  and Germany is heavily criticized? How do you read the situation, do you see any path to compromise on this issue?  Read few comments.

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Some challenges of Energy Union

Maroš Šefcovic, the European Commission vice-president in charge of Europe’s energy agenda, has launched the Energy Union project.

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Juncker’s EC: Energy union for Slovakia’s Maros Sefcovic. What should be his priority?

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Slovakia is witnessing 50 percent drop in Russian gas deliveries. What to do?

What would be your explanation and what can Slovakia do, maybe to rise the issue more vocally also on the EU level? Read few comments.

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South Stream: What kind of project is it?

Austrian energy company OMV and Russia’s Gazprom signed a contract on the construction of the South Stream pipeline’s Austrian section. Read few comments.

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EU: Energy union in making?

It seems that a much deeper integration of the EU energy policy could be on the table. Read few comments.

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