– I expect Nord Stream 2 to be operational as soon as planned – Nahamer said in an interview with the German newspaper “Bild”. The new chancellor added that as long as EU countries need oil and gas, ensuring the supply of these raw materials from multiple sources remains a major problem.

– This also applies, of course, to Austria. He said Nord Stream 2 is an important project that provides the European Union with security in terms of energy supplies

Nehamer was skeptical about the US proposal to use the German-Russian gas pipeline to put pressure on Moscow. – In this way, the European Union will harm itself – and seal.

It is noteworthy that former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl is a member of the board of directors of the Russian oil company Rosneft. At the time he headed the ministry, she was a staunch supporter of Nord Stream 2. At her wedding in August 2018, Vladimir Putin enjoyed himself.

Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 has been completed A few weeks ago, however, the Federal Network Agency withheld final approval for the pipeline. The German agency has until the beginning of January to decide on a permit to operate pipelines to transport up to 55 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia to Germany annually.

The position of the German Foreign Ministry

The new German Foreign Minister Annalena Barbock (the Greens). She said in ZDF News on SundayThat “in the current situation, the gas pipeline cannot be licensed because it does not meet the requirements of European energy law and safety issues remain unresolved.” She added that the government in Washington and the previous government in Berlin had agreed that “in the event of further escalation, the pipeline should not be connected to the network in this way.”

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Deutsche Welle notes that the SPD, the Green Party and the FDP coalition forming the new government in Berlin have written in the coalition agreement that European energy law will apply to energy projects.