All eyes on Denmark after Sweden awards Nord Stream 2 permit

Following the Swedish government’s decision to grant a permit allowing Russia’s Nord Stream 2 to pass through its territorial waters, Denmark is the last country remaining that has yet to complete the national permit procedure for the Russian gas pipeline project, Euractiv reports. It so happens that Denmark has passed legislation that could block the Russian pipeline project on security grounds. Copenhagen is now facing pressure from both sides of the Nord Stream 2 issue — Moscow and opponents of the project are pressuring Denmark to rule one way or the other. The Euractiv reports cites sources as saying, if Denmark were to deny the permit, Moscow could build the pipeline along an alternative route.


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