By the dispute over the construction of the gas Pipeline Nord Stream II, the German threat to French relation sustained damage. In addition, the German Insistence isolated on the sole responsibility for the project, a 1200-kilometre-long direct connection through the Baltic sea between Lubmin in Western Pomerania and the Russian Vyborg to the Federal Republic of Germany within the European Union.
the energy policy of selfishness and lack of solidarity with the EU countries in Central-Eastern Europe, the government of Angela Merkel. The had insisted stubborn on your Position, until she was a few days ago, clearly that was without the hoped-for French support of a sudden within the EU is in a minority position. At the core of it was passed to the legal question of whether Germany build would have such a direct gas pipeline to Russia without a vote and consent, with the EU at all, and then also allowed to operate. Brussels had said no, of Berlin, on a Yes passed. But this was not durable, as it turned out.
Now the conflict with a compromise is settled, both the EU and the European Parliament as the decisive instances of the EU. Before that, France had signaled a turn. The German policy would not be wise if it was this result now as a politico-diplomatic victory. In fact, the Commission has, previously, France, one way out, Germany could accept and had to, without a loss of face from this avoidable dispute.
in the year 2017, the EU Commission claimed in the views of Nord Stream II, to treat a Pipeline from a third country into the EU as a Pipeline within the European Union. Here, ownership and operation does not lie in a Hand, so that third parties may sell Gas or Oil on this line. The price-fixing of consumer detriment prevented. Germany rejected this indirect participation of third parties for Nord Stream II and argued that the Pipeline could be uneconomic.
The dispute is less economic than strategic in nature
in fact, the dispute over the Nord Stream II, however, is less economic than strategic-political. The EU wants to here may, in the interest of their Central-Eastern European member States to join in the conversation. Until the construction of direct lines between Germany and Russia, the supply of Western Europe, was with a Russian natural gas either from the Ukraine and white Russia and Poland. The not secured these countries only through management fees, but was something of a guarantee of security: Russia could occur from a business interest and due to its great dependence on foreign exchange, neither with Ukraine nor Russia or even Poland and the Baltic States know aggressive. The fear in these countries, in front of a Russian Subversion, or even an open conflict was not unjustified, has shown in Crimea and in Eastern Ukraine.
In this context, the Central-Eastern European EU had pointed out-States. In contrast to the American warnings of the Nord Stream II, which had a lot to do with private business interests, namely the sale of LPG in Europe, too, were the concerns of Poland and the Baltic States really are existential. That German policy had not realized that was a big failure. It was registered in Europe increasingly as a sign of arrogance.
The EU Commission, noting that the Federal Republic now, you can continue to negotiate in terms of Nord Stream II directly with the Russian page of the Contract. But that is only the Face, because it will be for Nord Stream II requirements by the EU. The EU also reserves the right to review all agreements prior to the conclusion. Who checks, however, may, must, even, objections may present. And this also includes the possibility to open the line for other providers.More about
Nord Stream 2 France in the pipeline against Germany
this Signal was understood in the context of the German Chancellor, shows a communication from the Federal Minister for economic Affairs from Tuesday: Germany plan the construction of at least two ports for the Unloading of LNG carriers. But that can come after the situation of things in North America.