A compromise deal allows Germany to stay at the wheel of Nord Stream. (AFP pic)BRUSSELS: European Union member states adopted a Franco-German compromise on Friday allowing Berlin to remain the lead negotiator with Russia on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe.
France, a pivotal player in the EU gas talks, had said earlier it would support European Union oversight of new offshore energy pipelines.
This had raised concerns in Berlin that resistance from other EU members could undermine plans for the undersea pipeline between Russia and Germany.
But Paris and Berlin now agree that chief responsibility lies with Germany, the “territory …read more
Source: Free Malaysia Today