The head of one of the most influential factions of the European Parliament - the European People's Party - Manfred Weber called on to stop the implementation of the project of the gas pipeline "Nord Stream - 2».
"In my opinion, this is a wrong decision, which will make Europe even more dependent on Russia. For a number of countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Nordic countries, this project creates the problem, "- reports the words of Weber's" Prime ".
Weber added that the faction shares these concerns and urges to stop the project by providing other options for gas supplies to Europe.
Note that on 11 May, the head of the Austrian oil and gas company OMV, Rainer Seele, at a discussion in Germany called on the Federal Republic of Germany to intervene more actively for the project "Nord Stream - 2", including in the political arena.
The construction of the pipeline, according to plans, will start in the spring of the year 2018 from Russia along the bottom of the Gulf of Finland to Germany. Nord Stream 2 has already filed an application to the Federal Republic of Germany on the construction permit. In early May, it was reported that the project partners, Shell companies, OMV, Engie, Uniper and of Wintershall, the operator will provide a loan up to 6,65 billion euros.