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Policy & Regulation

EU takes giant leap towards revised Gas Directive

The EU is getting closer to an agreement on a revised gas directive after Germany secured key concessions for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline at a meeting in Brussels on Friday The EU is getting closer to an agreement on a revised gas directive after Germany secured key concessions for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline at a meeting in Brussels on Friday.
By Andreas Walstad 11 February 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 33926
A train delivering sections of pipe for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. (Nord Stream 2)

Representatives from EU member states found a common position on the revised EU Gas Directive at a key meeting in Brussels on Friday after Germany, France and other EU states reached compromises on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. This means negotiations between the three main EU institutions can start this week with the aim of reaching a final agreement before the European elections in May.

The revised directive would in principle make all pipelines from third countries – including Russia and North Africa...