Thirteen EU members, including Poland, supported the European Commission request to negotiate with Russia about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, despite Germany’s opposition. “We had 13 delegations intervening, with all of them being supportive of the Commission’s approach,” Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic told Reuters.
EU nations will vote in the autumn on the European Commission’s request. Germany, the main beneficiary of the pipeline, sees it as a purely commercial project, with Chancellor Angela Merkel last week saying she saw no role for the Commission.
The proposed gas link would connect Russia and Germany through Baltic, circumventing Ukraine, which many sees as …read more
Source: Warsaw Business Journal