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Is Europe Caving to Russia on Pipeline Politics?

February 9th 2017 - 09:07

The Nord Stream 2 project, meant to pipe natural gas from Russia across the Baltic Sea into Germany, unleashed a blizzard of opposition, particularly from Eastern European countries and even former President Barack Obama’s administration, after it was announced in 2015. Some critics say the pipeline doesn’t make economic sense and isn’t needed; the original Nord Stream pipe is only about half used. And many worry it would redouble Europe’s reliance on Russian energy imports and make it easier for Moscow to use energy as a blunt political tool to strongarm neighbors.

The project promises continued drama and will likely face new legal hurdles, says Sijbren de Jong to Foreign Policy Magazine. The full article can be read here.

The article was also translated into Russian by Russian news websites INOSMN and Belrunok.

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