Ukraine calls on European Parliament to stop Nord Stream 2

Ukraine calls on European Parliament to stop Nord Stream 2

Ukraine's Ambassador to Belgium and Ukraine's Representative to the EU Mykola Tochytskyi has called on MEPs to stop attempts to exclude Nord Stream 2 from the provisions of the EU's Third Energy Package.

"In letters to Ukraine's friends at the European Parliament, I urged MEPs to protect the rule of law, the energy security of Europe and stop Nord Stream 2. The intention to exclude Nord Stream 2 from the 3rd energy package breaches EU legislation, solidarity and encourages Russia to defy rules, blackmail and violate commitments," the Ukrainian diplomat wrote on Twitter.

Germany's Bundestag early on November 8 failed to vote for a government-proposed bill on the application of internal gas market rules to pipelines between EU member states and non-EU countries due to the absence of a quorum.

The essence of the proposals that were discussed in Berlin, including the attempt by the German government to circumvent the annexes to the EU Gas Directive, has been widely commented on in social media.

In particular, it was pointed out that such proposals exclude from the effect of these annexes the gas pipelines "that received investments made before May 23, 2019" instead of the original provision approved by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council, which extends the rules of the EU Gas Directive "to all pipelines completed by May 23, 2019."


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2020 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: