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Canada, U.S. express concern at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over Russian pipeline into Germany

14 July, 2018, 04:25 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Ruslan Shamukov  TASS

Nord Stream 2 AG, which has started construction work on the project that will bring gas from Russian Federation into Germany via the Baltic Sea, said that the pipeline has been built according to European Union and national law and will sell gas to Europe at market prices.

The company set up to build Russia's new natural gas pipeline to Europe hit back at criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, noting that building the link doesn't require anyone to buy the fuel.

Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic has informed the U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry about the proposal of the EC for correcting the EU gas directive in connection with the discussions on Nord Stream 2. "And you tell me if that's appropriate, because I think it's not".

Trudeau government shares concern with Trump on Russian pipeline to Germany.

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was more diplomatic than Trump, but the same message was directed toward Germany.

"Nord stream-2", which may not happen if the Europeans will take a rational position in the U.S., and common sense will prevail. There are always other options, the USA secretary said, noting that the parties had held frank discussions on Nord Stream 2.

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The US is opposed to the project because it will increase Europe's reliance on Russian Federation for gas supplies.

He also added that during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit the issue of the Nord Stream 2 project took a significant part of the discussion during his bilateral meetings with the heads of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states.

"The framework conditions for the energy cooperation between Russian Federation and Europe are determined by the European countries themselves - and not by third-party countries", he said in August 2017.

"But the decision (for such projects - ed.) countries are sovereign".

"We discussed it with Ukraine", Freeland said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, countered Thursday, saying "natural gas pipelines lead not to a dependence of one country from another, but to mutual interdependence".

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