Russia, Nord Stream
The German parliament has supported the Nord Stream-2 project and believes that the construction of the offshore section of the gas pipeline shouldn’t be subject to the EU legislation.
Nord Stream-2, the company –operator of construction of Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, expects the start of the gas pipeline’s construction in Q2 2018.
It made a "pre-order" route for Nord Stream 2 gas.
Denmark has begun to study the request of the participants of the Nord Stream-2 consortium for permission to construct a section of the gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea in its territ
Poland continues to develop hysterical activity in the case of the Gazprom's access to the capacity of the Opal gas pipeline.
Russia has an interest in the participation of companies from Italy in tenders for such projects as Nord Stream-2 and the Southern Gas Corridor.
MEPs from countries receiving transit money from Russia continue to worry about the fate of the bypassing gas pipelines Opal and Nord Stream-2.
Russia would be able to use Nord Stream-1 and Nord Stream-2 gas pipelines to blackmail Europe, the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Vitold Vashchikovskiy stated.
The Commercial Director of Nord Stream 2 Reinhard Ontid also added that a gas deficit in Europe would appear by 2020.
In February “Gazprom” transferred EUR710 million to Nord Stream 2, the operator of “Nord Steram-2” to increase the registered capital of the company.