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Media report : France wants to vote in the case of Nord Stream 2 against Germany

France wants to face in the dispute over the Nord Stream gas pipeline 2 to a media report, according to surprising against Germany. Paris plane, for this Friday's EU-vote project for the future of the controversial Pipeline-crucial to vote against the project, reported the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" (Thursday), citing French government circles. "We don't want to reinforce the dependence of Russia and the interests of EU countries such as Poland and Slovakia damage" - quoted by the circles, the newspaper of the French government. Neither in Paris nor in Brussels, there was a confirmation.

With Nord Stream 2 is to be supplied with Russian gas through the Baltic sea to Germany. The Baltic States and Poland see the route as a threat to their safety. The Ukraine is afraid to lose their billion-dollar role as a transit country for Russian Gas to the EU. Also the USA are against the construction of the gas pipeline.

Paris would take with the rejection of the Pipeline, in purchase that it comes partners to the dispute between the two Central EU-whose cooperation is essential for Europe, wrote the newspaper. Since his inauguration, President Emmanuel Macron had always stressed the close partnership with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "We stand by the decision" - quoted by the circles, the newspaper of the French government. Only if Macron personally, could lead to a Change in the Position.

In the vote on Friday, the newspaper, according to a Revision of the so-called Gas Directive. Germany wants to avoid the regulation. The European Commission would have a handle against Nord Stream 2. Brussels wants to achieve with the Directive that the strict rules for Pipelines within the EU also apply to gas pipelines outside of the community. For example, the operation and the gas should the Pipelines was to be strictly separated. The Russian energy giant Gazprom in Nord Stream 2 but both in the Hand.

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in Order to prevent a blockage of the Pipeline, the familiar Berlin, according to the "süddeutsche Zeitung" in the past, to France, one of Berlin aimed at blocking minority. Without Paris will for the Federal government in the vote is difficult to enforce their will. (dpa)

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