The Danish government opposes the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, said Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, TASS reports.
“The Danish government continues to oppose Nord Stream 2. The situation on the energy markets in this regard has not changed our position. Yes, we gave permission for its construction in due time, but it was a technical moment, our position was always obvious, ”she said on the sidelines of the UN climate conference in Glasgow.
Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline running from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, bypassing the Baltic States, Poland and Ukraine. The construction of the project was completed on September 10 – a year and a half later than planned. The operator of the Nord Stream 2 AG project (owned by Gazprom) has already started up technical gas through the first string of the gas pipeline, and the second string can be filled by the end of the year.
Now the operator will have to certify the pipeline – first at the Federal Network Agency of Germany, then at the European Commission. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that permission to launch the gas pipeline from the regulator could be obtained by early 2022.