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The gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” carries “the risk of excessive dependence on Russian energy” for the EU. With this warning in an interview with the newspaper Bild made by the new head of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen.
The politician pointed to the need for alternative energy sources and competition, however, urged to consider the interests of the “Eastern neighbours”.
Earlier on Friday, July 19, it became known that Denmark has approved the construction of a gas pipeline Baltic Pipe from Poland to Norway, which could become a competitor of “the North-stream-2”.
In early July, “Naftogaz of Ukraine” has issued a statement which said that “Nord stream-2” will become an energy trap for Europe. The company decided that Russians will be able to easily ignore the democratic rule and to dictate to Europe “political whim” after EU countries will be hostage to one supplier.
The project “Northern stream-2” involves the construction of two thread pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Its launch is scheduled for the end of 2019. However, there is a postponement: Denmark has still not issued a permit for the construction of the pipeline, which is considered a threat to its statehood.
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