Denmark began discussions of the bill against the “Nord stream-2”
Denmark has started discussion of the bill, which will give the government an opportunity to abandon the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2”. This September 1 the newspaper Politiken.
Now applications for construction of pipelines in the territorial waters of the country considers Energy Agency of Denmark. It may reject the project only in case of significant environmental threat, the newspaper notes.
Under the new bill, such matters will first deal with the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Kingdom. While the Danish diplomats must be guided by the interests of the country and considerations of European unity, the document says.
In early August, the international rating Agency Moody’s announced that the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream” can be delayed because of US sanctions against Russia.
In June, heads of energy ministries of the EU countries provided the European Commission a mandate for negotiations with Russia on the creation of a special legal framework for the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2”.
The project “Northern stream-2” involves the construction of two lines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Russia via the Baltic sea to Germany. The new pipeline will be laid alongside the already existing “Northern stream”.