New Danish law could block Russian pipeline

A bill in the Danish parliament could allow Copenhagen to halt Russia’s planned Nord Stream-2 pipeline, EU Observer reports. The bill would give the Danish government the right to take into consideration security, foreign policy, defence, and political concerns – not just environmental issues – when deciding on whether to let pipelines pass through Denmark’s territorial waters. A 139 km segment of Nord Stream-2 is slated to go through Danish waters. The bill could become law and take effect by January, though it is unclear whether that would be fast enough to turn down the application of the Nord Stream-2 builders.


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