reetings aGll! – Three points: First: I strongly recommend you click on the “Insert read more tag” after writing two or introductory sentences of any post. Often a little abstract of a long post is best. This tag is located in the post editor bar, just under the word “visual”. (It’s icon has two horizontal heavy lines,… Read More Links: On NS2 3dec-19feb19 | Admin pts
Summary Germany, Austria and the Netherlands are supporting the pipeline project Nord Stream 2 due to their economic and financial involvement. Switzerland has no clear position. In the case of Germany there are different positions between and among the government and opposition parties.
SUMMARY EU member states in the South-eastern region are dependent on natural gas from Russia, however, have diverging views on the Nord Stream 2 Project. Greece and Bulgaria are in favor of the project, as Bulgaria hopes to be the centre of natural gas importation and exportation. On the other hand, Slovenia, Romania, and Hungary are… Read More South-eastern Europe
France A flash diplomatic crisis appeared to be on the way last week just before the decision on the new EU Gas directive. News outlets in Germany began to report a sudden turn by the French Government on its support for Berlin`s position.
For my portion of the initial background research on country and regional perspectives on the NS2 pipeline, I have looked into the positions of the following: Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, U.K., Ireland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. SUMMARY:Sweden and Finland are in principle opposed on ecological and security grounds, though they have both approved permits. Denmark is… Read More Perspectives on Nord Stream 2: Nordics, U.K., Ireland, Belgium & Luxembourg
Good afternoon, It is great to see you do intensive research on the subject. I just wanted to supplement information relating to Gas Directive amendment, especially that it has being intensively discussed in the EU in the last several days, but also in the recent months. I insert links to the original documents & to… Read More The history of Gas Directive amendment
tl;dr Both regional groups of the Baltics and the V4 states oppose the Nord Stream 2 project, carrying the views that the project is political and not economic, and have also denounced the project as a threat to European cohesion and security. A brief overview The two regions in the broader eastern European region that… Read More Eastern European Perspectives on Nord Stream 2
A summary can be found here. Hi guys, I continued my research on EU policy towards Nord Stream 2. This time, I put together a brief history of what has happened on the EU level so far. Also, I elaborated the EU mandate and the amendment of the gas directive that I’ve touched upon in… Read More A Brief History of EU Politics and Policy Towards Nord Stream 2
A summary can be found here. Hi guys, I found this extremely helpful Nord Stream 2 strategy paper by the European Political Strategy Centre (Link: https://ec.europa.eu/epsc/publications/other-publications/nord-stream-2-–-divide-et-impera-again_en). It analyses the project from an EU perspective and gives insights into its history and political context. In my summary, I concentrated on the relation of Nord Stream 2… Read More Nord Stream 2 and EU Energy Strategy