The head of the Munich conference acknowledged a belated shutdown of the “Nord Stream-2”

Munich head Ischinger: it's too late to stop Nord Stream 2

Head of the Munich Security Conference Wolfgang Ischinger In an interview with the newspaper Handelsblatt he admitted that it is too late to shut down the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

This is Ischinger's answer to the question whether the shutdown of the project from Berlin would make life easier for US President Joe Biden. At the same time, he stressed that if after leaving nuclear energy until 2030 Germany intends to abandon coal, then its gas demand in the medium term will not decrease.

At the same time, Ischinger stated that “Nord Stream-2 “Remains a problem not only in Germany's relations with Ukraine and in the European Parliament, but also with the United States. Speaking about the threat of new sanctions from the United States against the gas pipeline project, he noted that “Congress still does not understand why we are not becoming more independent in the issue of Russian gas supplies and, from the point of view of the United States, we are providing financial assistance to Russia.”/p>

At the same time, Ischinger stressed that Berlin should not depend on US domestic policy, but must ensure that our policy in America continues to be properly understood and taken seriously. ”

Earlier, the German observer Nikolas Busse said that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was a strategic mistake in Germany, while Russia laid a mine under the stability and security of Europe. In his opinion, the pipeline has never been a “non-political project.” By mid-October, it was already ready for launch, but the date of its real start of work will be determined by the European regulator. The Nord Stream 2 certification process could take several months.