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Ukraine warns Denmark: Putin's new gas adventure in the Baltic Sea is a trap

March 15th 2017 - 16:17

During the last European Summit , the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke and Poland's leader, Beata Szydlo called upon Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to perform an assessment of whether Russia's major gas project Nord Stream 2 complies with all EU rules and laws.

For over a year Denmark, Sweden and some Eastern European countries have asked for such an assessment, but the Commission has still not delivered.

Danish daily Politiken spoke with Sijbren de Jong on the matter.

The full text (behind a paywall) can be read here.

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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.