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German-Russian gas adventure splits Europe

March 30th 2017 - 10:46

Security and energy merge when Russian Gazprom will lead a new gas pipeline 140 km through Danish waters near Bornholm. The Russian application to the Danish Energy Agency is reportedly underway and has generated much debate this week. The question is how a gas pipeline can maximize political concern in Denmark, when Germany, which is the endpoint of Nord Stream 2, considers it just business?

Danish daily Information spoke about the matter with Sijbren de Jong. The full interview, in Danish, can be read here (behind paywall).

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Sijbren de Jong is a Strategic Analyst at HCSS and lecturer in Geo-Economics at Leiden University, The Hague. He has a PhD in EU external energy security relations from the University of Leuven and holds degrees in Economic Geography (MSc) from the University of Groningen and Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (MA) from the University of Leuven. His geographical areas of expertise include Russia, Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region; Central and Eastern Europe; and the Western Balkans.