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Nord Stream 2 - Good Business or Bad Politics
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Traditional pipelines from Russia to Western EU cross Ukraine, the Baltic countries, Poland and Belarus, which are supplied by Russia as well. Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 surpass these countries. This allows Russia to blackmail EU members Poland, Baltics and Ukraine, Belarus, by cutting off supplies. This happened already. We will discuss the situation, the background with former German chancelor Schröder as promoter of the Russian project, and where this might lead us. More info on our website: https://www.europaunionfrankfurt.org/event-details/nord-stream-2-good-business-or-bad-politics
Event reportOutcomes: *The circumvention of EU members Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine, Belarus by Nord Stream 2 makes these countries which also depend on Russian gas vulnerable to Russian pressure, as already happened. *There is no valid economic case in favor of the pipeline and many ecological concerns, starting with maritime safety. *The pipeline is in stark contrast to the aims of EU's Energy Union. *The project is a bad example of unwarranted Russian interference in internal EU matters. * Nord Stream is a huge mistake and should have never been allowed to happen.
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