8 Permanent Representatives Committee meeting held in Brussels on February EU, summed up the new, The strict requirements of the project "North Stream 2" towards, which provides for Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea gas pipeline.
In this project, the EU different opinions, Because the "North Stream 2" implementation will strengthen Russian influence in Europe and sagazo Ukrainian transit pipeline will leave functionless, Accordingly, with economic, this is a major political issue.
Pipeline construction is also strongly contrary to Washington.
8 February EU decision reinforces the conditions and increases the cost of the project, However,, does not prohibit its realization.
The agreement was made possible by Germany's proposed compromise on the basis of – That berlinia "North Stream 2" main lobby, Moreover, the pipeline pumps gas Home Users.
A compromise was acceptable to France, to the contrary – Project-away.
"We have reached an agreement, which is made possible thanks to the cooperation of Germany and France,“ – said Angela Merkel.
Reuters- reports, Compromise means, the "North Stream 2" is to affect "third energopaketom" conditions, so, transportation and sale of combination ban, What Russia was always against of.
"North stream 2" is participating in the funding 2 German company – Uniper and Wintershall. except this, supporters in the ranks of the countries, where private companies have also decided to participate in the project – Netherlands, Great Britain, Austria, and France, However,, Paris recently changed his mind, but in the end agreed to the proposal of Berlin.
are also among the supporters of Russian gas to other users – Greece, Cyprus, Finland, Norway and the Czech Republic.
"North stream 2" The main and most active Kiev-away, and it is logical, Since the pipeline is designed to transport fuel in Europe Blue bypass Ukraine.
Already the "North Stream 1" thanks, Russia Ukrainian transit 6,7 Now he is reduced billion and 86 billion cubic meters. 2019 expires at the end of the contract between Russia and Ukraine on gas transit and the new pipeline will be an important proof of principle for the future of the agreement.
Ukrainian "Naftogaz" said President Andrei kobolevma, the "North Stream 2" and a threat to the independence of Ukraine's gas transit stop pose.
Now, Annual income from the transit of gas to Ukraine 3 billion dollars .
"North Stream 2" against the Baltic states also line, Poland, Sweden, Denmark and Slovakia. Their main arguments European dependence on Russian gas, competition and the weakening of the Ukrainian and Slovenian territories transit stop.
Russia's dependence on growth also spoke about the US president Donald Trump, who 2018 In July, she was criticized in Germany "North stream 2 'support.
The US position has also economic grounds – American companies are going to start to export gas to Europe.
Europe itself is in the "North Stream 2" is seen, The German project, Berlin will significantly increase the energy influence on the continent – That's why it was not ready for Paris, to scrap the project and the realization of the French came to toughen the terms of the initiative.
Bloomberg- data, The EU is the final position of the end of May to. The draft decision on the new EU 28 from 16-to-peer to make.
However,, The biggest risk of "Gazprom" is not a disagreement between Europeans ( It is a serious problem), but the US from possible sanctions.
These days, the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee will consider a draft resolution "North Stream 2" suspension of. 2018 In December, Congress passed a resolution, which calls for Europe, Russia to abandon construction of the pipeline, and it also requires the President to this project against sanctions.
Congress also has been considered a new project to toughen sanctions against Russia, which provides for the "North Stream" related to all the company's cooperation with the US ban.
This decision has not been taken, However,, in case, If an expanded package of sanctions will come into force, large European companies will have to choose between Russia and the US.
That is the main threat "North stream 2" for. In this case, the "Gazprom" gas pipeline will have its own, This makes it very difficult for the financially, also technologically as well.