Category Archives: Nord Stream II

Nord Stream 2: Construction suspended over lawsuit filed by German environmentalists

The German environmental non-governmental organization (NABU) has filed a lawsuit with the Hamburg Administrative Court against the construction of the gas pipeline The German environmental non-governmental organization (NABU) has filed a lawsuit with the Hamburg Administrative Court against the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This is reported on the website of this organization.  “NABU today filed a

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Merkel defends German/Russian pipeline construction

By DAVID RISING BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday defended her country’s ongoing cooperation with Russia on the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline amid growing criticism of Moscow’s treatment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and aggression toward Ukraine. In an online appearance before the Council of Europe, Merkel noted that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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Basil Kalymon: Nord Stream 2 and the Donbas

Truly one of the worst policy proposals that has emerged recently is a trade-off allowing the Nord Stream II pipeline to be completed in exchange for a Russian withdrawal from the Donbas. This idea, surfaced in an April 13 op-ed by Colin Cleary, a retired U.S. State Department official, is reminiscent of the Barack Obama era “reset” policy with Russia which led

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Biden must persuade Germany and Austria to stop the “Schroederization” of Europe

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund and Benjamin L. Schmitt For decades, German foreign policy toward the Soviet Union, and then the Russian Federation, has been based on the Ostpolitik concept of “Wandel durch Handel” or “Change through Trade.” Reinvigorated in the early 2000s by the then German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, this concept states that by increasing trade relations with authoritarian regimes like Putin’s

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Ukraine to face new threat if Nord Stream 2 launches – Naftogaz CEO

21:00, 01.03.21 – UNIAN Everything must be done to prevent increasing Russian aggression, Kobolyev believes. If Nord Stream 2 is completed and launched, Ukraine’s energy security will be under threat, while revenues from gas transit will be lost; however, the government has prepared for such a scenario, says CEO of National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Kobolyev says. “We’ve

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Marie-Louise Beck: “Thinking in the key of guilt before Russia is too deep in German political memory”

The week spoke with Marieuise Beck, a former member of the Bundestag from the Soyuz 90 / Greens and co-founder of the German NGO Center for Liberal Modernity (Zentrum Liberale Moderne), about preserving historical memory, Germany’s historical responsibility to Ukraine and political aspects. . When you were a member of the Bundestag, you initiated round tables in Ukraine and Germany

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EU disapproves US sanctions against Nord Stream 2, – Borrell

The chief EU diplomat is visiting Russia EU High Representative for Security Affairs Josep Borrell shared his negative view of the U.S. sanctions spreading on European companies, which were imposed agaist the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The diplomat said so during his ongoing visit in Russia on February 4, as Interfax quoted him.  “It is obvious that

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France Urges Germany to Scrap Russia Gas Pipeline Over Navalny

France on Monday urged Germany to scrap a major gas pipeline project with Russia in protest over the detention in Moscow of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. “We have always said we have the greatest doubts on this project in this context,” European Affairs minister Clement Beaune told France Inter radio.  Asked specifically if France wanted Berlin to drop the project, Beaune said:

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European lawmakers approve resolution calling for an end to Nord Stream 2

On Jan. 21, European lawmakers overwhelmingly voted against the completion of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline in response to the weekend arrest of Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny. A total of 581 out of 705 lawmakers voted to adopt a resolution calling on the European Union to “immediately stop the completion” of the $11 billion Baltic Sea pipeline that would allow

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Germany regrets U.S. new sanctions against Nord Stream 2

German representative stated that Berlin’s opinion toward gas pipeline remains unchanged Germany regrets the decision of the U.S. to introduce sanctions against the Russian vessel involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as Reuters reported citing the Economy Ministry of Germany. “We’re taking note of the announcement with regret,” the Economy Ministry representative said. He reported

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U.S. Sanctions Russian Ship Over Nord Stream 2

The outgoing Donald Trump administration has been stepping up efforts to hamper the almost-completed pipeline. A Russian ship tasked with laying pipes to complete construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be placed under sanctions by the U.S., German officials said Monday. “This is the announcement of a sanction of a Russian ship. We take note of

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Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction postponed

The process was supposed to resume on January 15, but the operator company referred to checks of the equpiment, which should take several days Nord Stream 2 company has postponed the resumption of construction of the gas pipeline, which was supposed to take place on January 15. Handelsblatt reported that, citing the operator’s representative. The operator company claimed that checks

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U.S. preparing new sanctions to impede Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline – media

14:25, 24.12.20 – UNIAN The outgoing Trump administration is readying a fresh round of congressionally mandated sanctions “in the very near future.” The United States is urging European allies and private companies to halt work that could help build the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and is preparing wider sanctions on the Russian project in coming weeks, senior Trump

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Russia’s Nord Stream 2 never be launched with new U.S. sanctions – U. S. Senator

The second wave of restrictive measures was prepared “with surgical precision” to prevent the completion of the project, the Senator believes. U.S. Republican Senator Ted Cruz says Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will never be launched if the United States slaps new sanctions on the project. That is according to the Ukrainian online news outlet Obozrevatel, referring to Cruz’s

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Back to December: Exposing Nord Stream 2 Spin

Benjamin Schmitt The Kremlin seeks to present its energy infrastructure project as a done deal, a fait accompli that sanctions are powerless to halt. None of that is true. Even in a year as uncertain and unprecedented as 2020, the holiday season got underway with many of the expected yearly traditions. Even in virtual, socially-distanced formats, Thanksgiving week kicked off

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Russia warns of consequences of US sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Warning! Article contains verbal diarrhea If Washington proceeds with sanctions against the Russia-led natural gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, it will hurt a wide range of Western contractors and investors involved in the undertaking, the project operator has warned. “If imposed, [the sanctions] could directly hit more than 120 companies from more than 12 European countries,” the company said on

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Gazprom accuses the U.S. of trying to oust Russia from EU gas market

Threats of sanctions from Washington against the Nord Stream 2 project are nothing more than attempts to oust Russia out of the European gas market usig non-market instruments, stated the head of Gazprom Export (Gazprom’s subsidiary) Elena Burmistrova, speaking at the Flame online conference. “Unfortunately, there is an additional threat that is increasingly affecting our cooperation – a political confrontation

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Poland Fines Gazprom $7.5Bln Over Nord Stream 2

Long-standing opponent to pipeline issues “unprecedented” fine, alleging project restricts competition and hurts consumers. Poland’s anti-monopoly service has fined Gazprom more than $7.5 billion over its controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline. After a two-year investigation, Polish authorities concluded that the pipeline damages Polish consumers and raised a host of concerns over energy security, market competition and the financial partnership struck

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The ship, which is to complete “North Stream-2”, returns from Germany to Russia

The Russian ship Akademik Chersky, owned by Gazprom and considered the main contender for the completion of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, is returning from Germany to the Russian port of Kaliningrad. According to “European Truth”, this was reported by Reuters , citing data from the positioning system of ships. The data showed that the ship “Academician Chersky” should arrive in Kaliningrad

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International insurers will not provide insurance to ships that are building Nord Stream 2

The ships involved in the construction of the Russian pipelines Nord Stream 2 and the Turkish Stream have been denied insurance due to US sanctions. An international group of shipowners’ mutual insurance clubs will not provide insurance coverage to ships that are involved in the construction of the Russian pipeline Nord Stream-2. The same measures will apply to the companies involved in the

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Russian Foreign Intelligence Service head expecting EU states to be pragmatic about Nord Stream 2

Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergei Naryshkin has said that the termination of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project would be disadvantageous for EU member states and has expressed hope that European partners will not act to the detriment of their own interests in dealing with the issue. “Most Europeans realize that they will incur substantial losses from terminating

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