Germany stops Nord Stream 2 approval process

Olaf ScholzPhoto: Johanna Geron, Pool Photo via AP

According to the news agency DPA, the German government is stopping the approval process of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Russia.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday that the Nord Stream 2 project would be stopped. Anonymous sources told DPA that the approval of the pipeline is being put on hold.

Specifically speaking, the regulatory authorities’ review of the project has been put on hold, according to Scholz.

“This is the necessary administrative step so that there can be no approval of the pipeline. And without this approval, Nord Stream 2 can not be put into operation,” Scholz said.

The disputed pipeline has been completed but not put into operation.

US position

Previously, the United States has said the project would be stopped if Russia invades Ukraine. The German authorities have been somewhat less specific in their statements about Nord Stream 2.

Russia already exports large quantities of natural gas to the EU via Ukraine. While Russia is the largest exporter of gas to the EU, Norway is in second place.

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1 Comment on "Germany stops Nord Stream 2 approval process"

  1. Vernon Childers | 22. February 2022 at 16:13 | Reply

    The U.S. needs to mind its own business and stop being a nosey neighbor. We think everyone should share our views and our morals. We have plenty of problems here at home that need our attention.

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