Renewed discussion about the future of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is a positive step for European countries.
This opinion was expressed by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, reports local TV and radio corporation DR.
The Head of the Cabinet reminded that the Danish Kingdom was initially against the project implementation as the gas pipeline construction “will make European countries dependent on Russia”.
“I don’t think we need to make ourselves dependent on Russian gas. It would be good if we could start a new discussion about it,” Frederiksen said.
The Danish prime minister makes no secret of the fact that the “positive renewal of discussion” around the gas project is directly related to the “poisoning” of Alexey Navalny in Russia.
At the same time, it is worth noting that Ms. Frederiksen’s statements are extremely cautious – it is quite possible that all of Navalny’s “business” may burst, or may turn out to be someone’s attempt to just raise the stakes in the game.
It should be reminded that the Nord Stream-2 pipeline bypasses transit states – Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and other Eastern European and Baltic countries.
It is laid through exclusive economic zones and territorial waters of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Denmark gave its consent for gas pipeline construction in its territorial waters in early August.
Earlier Sweden refused to oppose the “Nord Stream – 2” because of the “Navalny case”. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Leven called on the project’s opponents to comply with international law.