Nord Stream 2 backers shun Russia-EU legal deal

The developers of Nord Stream 2 do not share the European Commission’s view that a separate legal framework is needed for Russian infrastructure The developers of Nord Stream 2 do not share the European Commission’s view that a separate legal framework is needed for Russian infrastructure.
By Andreas Walstad 23 May 2017 0 26022
Nord Stream 2 pipes arriving in Kotka, Finland. (Nord Stream 2, Axel Schmidt)

The European Commission has said it wants to negotiate a separate legal framework for key Russian energy infrastructure, but the idea has not gone down well with the developers of the €9.5 billion ($10.7 billion) Nord Stream 2 project, which aims to bring 55 billion cubic metres per year of additional Russian gas to Germany by late 2019. 

Speaking at a breakfast briefing in Brussels on Tuesday, Sebastian Sass, EU representative for the Gazprom-owned Nord Stream 2 company, said he was only aware of the...

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