: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian pipeline plan draws EU fire

Plans to double the capacity of the Russia-backed Nord Stream gas pipeline to Germany would only serve to consolidate Moscow’s grip on the European gas market, European Council President Donald Tusk warned Friday.
Central and Eastern European countries, together with Italy, forced the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline expansion onto the agenda for the final day of the European Union leaders’ summit in Brussels.

“In my perspective, Nord Stream does not help diversification, nor would it reduce our energy dependence,” Tusk told reporters after the meeting.
Among the leaders challenging the project was Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, according to a diplomatic source. …read more

Source: European Voice

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