Denmark considers legal steps to block Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Denmark can adopt a law that will provide legal context to block or postpone the implementation of the Russian project Nord Stream-2, announced on Tuesday, June 26, by Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen at a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vladimir Groysman, Altinget news agency reports.

"I have submitted a draft bill to parliament that will allow us to assess the scope of foreign policy during standard processing of such applications, and this will allow us to block or postpone the project within the legal framework," Rasmussen said.

The Prime Minister of Denmark also believes that this issue should be discussed by all European countries.

 The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will run through the Baltic Sea, connecting suppliers in Russia with consumers in Europe. It will be more than 1,200 km long, with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The cost of the project is estimated at almost 10 billion euros.

The consortium members are Gazprom, Engie, OMV, Shell, BASF and Uniper.

The construction of Nord Stream 2 will allow Russia to bypass Ukraine in supplying fuel to Europe. Kyiv stressed that an energy threat posed by Russia to Kyiv is no less dangerous than a military one.

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