EU lawyers give Russia pipeline a free pass

An opinion penned by EU Council lawyers states the European Commission has no business regulating Russia’s planned Nord Stream-2 pipeline, and the project is compatible with EU laws. An EU Observer piece suggests the Council lawyers’ statements show German domination over the rest of the EU, noting that Berlin aided in the Commission’s efforts to stop Russia’s South Stream pipeline to Bulgaria, yet it is now manipulating EU institutions to approve Nord Stream-2, a pipeline to Germany.

 

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