In Berlin, the adoption of amendments to the law that regulates the EU gas directive in Germany was postponed. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
It is noted that 133 of the required 355 votes of members of parliament were cast for the easing of the rules on the operation of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. The matter was postponed indefinitely. The President has scheduled a new meeting for Friday, 8 November, but the matter will not be discussed at the meeting.
Earlier it was reported that the German ruling coalition has drafted a bill that will withdraw the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline under the EU’s updated gas directive. According to the directive, pipeline operators and gas suppliers should be completely independent. The European Union is also trying to limit Moscow’s influence on the gas issue. In early September, the European Court of Justice banned Gazprom from filling the OPAL gas pipeline, a land extension of the first Nord Stream, by more than 50 percent, despite the absence of others willing to use it. The Russian company intends to challenge the decision.