The German Parliament still passed the bill on the inclusion of the EU Gas Directive into national law and thereby gave the green light to the “Nord stream — 2”, reports the ORF. Due to this, the Russian pipeline will be provided with “reliability planning and legal guarantees”, explains the Austrian TV channel.
ReutersНемецкий the Bundestag adopted a bill enabling the Gas Directive of the European Union into national law, and thus “gave the green light to” the pipeline “Nord stream — 2”, reports the ORF.
Due to this, the Russian pipeline will be provided with “reliability planning and legal guarantees”, explains the Austrian TV channel.
Voted for the bill in the first place, the deputies from parties that form the government coalition (CDU, CSU, SPD), and members of the German Parliament from the Free democratic party of Germany, said ORF.
In turn, the German green has accused the government coalition that she thus allegedly “made the Gas Directive softer”.
And Vice-Chairman of the green faction in the Bundestag, Oliver Krisher and is reminded that the promised renewal of transit of gas through Ukraine is still not regulated, said the Austrian TV channel.
In response to criticism, continues ORF coalition politics “defended” the Russian gas pipeline.
As stated, for example, a member of the German Parliament from the party “Christian democratic Union” Peter Bleser, “Nord stream — 2” will increase the reliability of power supply and help keep prices at the same level.
According to the Gas Directive of the EU, EU rules should also apply to pipelines from third countries. In particular, one company cannot simultaneously be the owner and operator of the pipeline. In addition, operators must provide competitors with access to pipelines.