Nord Stream debate shifts focus to legal framework

The debate about Nord Stream 2 appears to have shifted from whether the pipeline should be built to how it should be operated The debate about Nord Stream 2 appears to have shifted from whether the pipeline should be built to how it should be operated.
By Andreas Walstad 30 November 2017 0 28613
A factory producing pipelines for Nord Stream 2 Pipelines being produced for Nord Stream 2. (Nord Stream 2)

Despite the continuing opposition from some countries, fewer observers now appear to question whether Nord Stream 2 will be built and are instead shifting the focus of the debate to the operational framework of the pipeline. 

The change was reflected in a debate in the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy this week where several MEPs voiced strong support for the European Commission’s proposal to extend the EU Gas Directive to cover pipelines from third countries. Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, director of the...

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