Contents tagged with Nord Stream - 2

  • MEP heavily criticizes Nord Stream-2

    Manfred Weber, the leader of the largest European People’s Party, heavily criticized the construction plans for the gas pipeline Nord Stream-2. The Financial Times reported on May 2nd that Weber wrote about this in his letter to the German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, and European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete.

    Weber claims that the construction of the gas pipeline runs counter to foreign-policy goals of the European Union as it …

  • EU Commissioner of Energy doubts the necessity of Nord Stream II

    The European Union doubts the economical necessity of Gazprom’s Nord Stream II project, as stated by the European Commissioner for Energy, Maroš Šefčovič, during the Ukrainian Energy Forum, as reported by a European Pravda correspondent.

    “It is a private project which provides for the expansion of Russian gas transit through the Baltic Sea. However, why does the European Union need the additional gas transit capacity if the current gas transportation system is only running at 50% capacity? …

  • EC wants access to Gazprom's contracts with European companies

    In an effort to enhance cooperation on the energy market, the European Commission (EC) is seeking to study the contracts between Russia and European companies with regard to gas supplies.  In the future, contracts longer than one year should be automatically disclosed to the EC if they are critical for ensuring gas supply to the European Union (EU).  

    This legislative initiative was proposed by officials in Brussels on the 16th of February.  The European Energy Commissioner, Miguel Arias …

  • Italian Construction Company Files Lawsuit against Gazprom

    A lawsuit against a subsidiary of the Russian energy giant Gazprom was filed by an Italian construction company.

    The Italian company, Saipem S.p.A., filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary of the Russian company Gazprom - South Stream Transport B.V. The claim, worth about 759 million Euros, was sent to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, as reported on the RBC website on Sunday.

    According to RBC, the lawsuit was filed on November 10th, 2015, and became the first major lawsuit against …

  • Germany Specifies Conditions For Consent Of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

    Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, said that Germany will not give its consent to the construction of the pipeline "Nord Stream-2" if the gas is not guaranteed to reach the countries of Eastern Europe, Reuters reported. Gabriel urged that Poland’s concerns regarding the construction of a gas pipeline be taken seriously.

    On January 18th, Polish President Andrzej Duda said at a joint briefing with the Chairman of the European Council, Donald Tusk, that Nord …

  • Poroshenko: More evidence that Russia violated Minsk Agreements

    During his trip to Brussels, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said there is mounting evidence that Russia has violated the Minsk Agreements.

    "Regarding the discussion between members of the EU about extending the sanctions against Russia, I brought even more evidence of Russia's failure to comply with the Minsk Agreements; the supply of arms, and the sending of troops to the territory of Ukrainian”, Poroshenko said.

    Poroshenko is in the midst of his two day trip to the Belgian capital. …