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Nord Stream 2 : France in the pipeline against Germany

France wants to face in the dispute over the Nord Stream gas pipeline 2 against Germany. The foreign Ministry in Paris announced on Thursday that France will vote in Brussels on Friday for a Revision of the EU Gas Directive. The proposal of the EU Commission, could affect the German-Russian Pipeline, Nord Stream 2, from the end of the year, will transport Russian Gas through the Baltic sea to Germany.

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.

Three U.S. Ambassador to speak

Also, the USA are against the construction of the gas pipeline. Three U.S. Ambassador called on the EU States to vote against the controversial Pipeline project. "Nord Stream 2 would increase the vulnerability of Europe to Russian blackmail in the energy sector," wrote Richard Grenell (Germany), Carla Sands (Denmark) and Gordon Sondland (EU) in a guest post for the German wave. "Nord Stream 2 is more than just a Russian Gas supply. Russia's Power and influence will spread through the Baltic sea through to Europe."

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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.

vote could have EU hand have to give against the project

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.

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

Merkel focuses on Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reluctant to respond to reports that France will support Germany in the Baltic sea pipeline Nord Stream project 2. Merkel said on Thursday in the Slovak capital of Bratislava on the edge of a meeting with the heads of government of the four Visegrad countries, it is nothing New that there were different opinions.

For it was important that Ukraine will still be a transit country for Russian Gas, Merkel said. And you don't see that Germany or Europe go through the Russian-German Gas Pipeline Nord Stream 2 into a dependency of Russia. Germany wants to set up facilities for liquefied natural gas from the United States.

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The heads of government of the Visegrad States of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, all opponents of the Pipeline project, held at the joint press conference in Bratislava on this topic. (dpa, Reuters)

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