Category Archives: Denmark

Denmark withdraws permit for building Baltic Pipe section

New pipeline’s delay can bring back Poland’s dependence on Russian gas Danish Environment and Food Appeals Committee annulled an environmental permit for the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, due to possible damage to local bat and mice populations, as DW reports. “The pipeline is planned to link Norwegian gas fields with Polish consumers from October 2022. The move is a setback

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36-year-old Russian man sentenced to 3 years in prison for spying in Denmark

The investigation found that the chemical engineer had been for a number of years collecting “information from the Technical University of Denmark and a North Jutland company, respectively, and passed on this information to a Russian intelligence service, including for a fee” In Denmark, a 36-year-old Russian man was sentenced to three years in prison for spying for Russia. The

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Jabs and Jibes

Edward Lucas Vaccine diplomacy brings gains for China and Russia. But not for long. The Westhas messed up its response to the global pandemic. The rich countries have bought 5.4 billion of the 7.8 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines so far manufactured. In many cases, they are struggling to distribute this haul efficiently to their own people, let alone deal

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Denmark Summons Russian Envoy Over Airspace Violation

Denmark said Tuesday it had summoned the Russian ambassador for talks after a Russian jet fighter violated the Scandinavian country’s airspace during a NATO exercise last week. “I take very seriously Russia’s unacceptable violation of Danish airspace. It is absolutely essential that everybody — including Russia — respects the ground rules and international principles,” Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said in a statement. “That

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The Baltic Pipe Case: Disinformation at the Service of the Kremlin’s Energy Policy

Four languages, one message from the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets: becoming independent from Russian gas is just a bad idea. A new gas supply corridor is under construction in the European energy market. The Baltic Pipe – a project carried out by the Danish company Energinet and the Polish company Gaz-System, with financial support from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility –

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Reefer carrying drugs arrested with all hands in Danish waters while en route to Russia UPDATE

Feb 16 UPDATE: 310 kilos of cocaine were seized. The ship was brought to Kalundborg, berthed, crew understood to be under investigation. It is not known, how many of the crew were involved in trafficking, though there’s no doubt, that a number of crew had to be involved, including officers. The ship can’t slow down at night in a lane

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Denmark Approves Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Gazprom’s new pipeline overcomes final hurdle with green light from Denmark. Denmark has granted permission for Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to be built through Danish waters. After months of delays, the Danish Energy Agency today announced it is finally giving its approval for the natural gas pipeline project that will transport Russian gas directly to Germany. Denmark was the

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Denmark supports Ukraine’s position toward Nord Stream 2

Besides, Foreign Minister of Denmark Jeppe Kofod expressed support of the European integration course of Ukraine Foreign Minister of Denmark Jeppe Kofod expressed support of Kyiv position toward Nord Stream 2 and European integration during the meeting with Ukrainian colleague Vadym Prystaiko as Ukraine’s ministry reported. “The exchange of opinions took place on the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas

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Brian Bonner: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Ukraine’s Friend of the Week: Anders Aslund The Swedish economist can not only write great books but tweets great zingers in support of Ukraine and against the strongmen combination of U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. His latest book is “Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy.” Some of his latest tweets: “As Trump reveals

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Nord Stream II launch could be postponed for eight months due to Denmark’s position

The delay will result in considerable expenditures The launch of Nord Stream II gas pipeline may be delayed. This is due to Denmark’s stance on this issue, Reuters reported.  The outlet mentioned that the delay will most likely result in solid extra expenditures. “The project’s operator turned to the Danish government, indicating the price of the third route, which is

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