German Ministry of Economics does not consider Nord Stream-2 a threat to Europe

The German Economy Ministry believes that certification of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline does not pose a threat to energy security.

German Ministry of Economics does not consider Nord Stream-2 a threat to Europe

The agency sent the relevant conclusions to the Federal Network Agency (Germany’s regulator), TASS reports, citing Bloomberg.

The Ministry of Economy noted that they held consultations with the member states of the European Union. The Germans believe that nothing should interfere with certification, since the project is not dangerous for the EU.

“The Ministry of Economy and Energy comes to the conclusion in its assessment that the issuance of the certificate does not threaten the security of gas supply to Germany and the EU,” officials in Berlin said.

Thus, the regulator must now continue to check for compliance with Nord Stream-2 with EU legal requirements. However, he needs to take into account that the authorities have practically approved the launch of the gas pipeline.

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