Solberg steers clear of the battle of Nord Stream 2

Erna SolbergNorway' s Prime Minister Erna Solberg arrives for a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. NATO leaders gather in Brussels for a two-day summit to discuss Russia, Iraq and their mission in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Prime Minister Erna Solberg will not say anything about the new gas pipeline the USA and Germany are now arguing over.


In anticipation of NATO’s summit in Brussels on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump criticised Germany for depriving him of gas supplies from Russia.

Norway, for its part, does not think anything about the controversial gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, which will go from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea.

“It’s a project that several people have questioned. But we have not been able to have opinions about this particular project, simply because we are Russia’s biggest competitor on gas, and it will always be perceived that we melt our own cake if we had opinions about it,” Solberg said to the Norwegian press in Brussels on Wednesday morning.


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