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Sweden has announced its position on the "Nord Stream - 2»

Sweden has announced its position on the "Nord Stream - 2»

18.07.2018
Tags:Sweden, Nord Stream, Gas, EU, USA, Economy, Politics

Swedish authorities take all necessary measures to ensure that the project "North Stream - 2» will not worsen the security situation, said Foreign Minister of the country Margot Vallstrem-up to the two-day summit here of foreign ministers of the Nordic and Baltic countries.

"This is a commercial project has many implications in the field of security, policy, energy and the environment. For our country, the most important security considerations. We will take the necessary measures to ensure that the project will have no negative impact on the situation with our security "- leads her words TASS.

As I said the head of the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, the project "North Stream - 2» was one of the topics discussed by US Vice President Joseph Biden in Riga this week. "We believe that this is a bad project for many reasons. We discussed it with the Vice-President Biden when he was here and met with the presidents of the three Baltic countries. I think that is where our positions are very close, "- said Rinkevich.

The newspaper LOOK earlier this week analyzed the posts detailed that US Vice President Joe Biden after failing to prevent the "Nord Stream - 2» Polish hands may try to put pressure on the Swedish Prime Minister Stephen Leuven during the negotiations in Stockholm.

Biden at a press conference in Stockholm called "Nord Stream - 2» bad deal for Europe. "No country should not use energy as a weapon. "Nord Stream - 2" - is a bad deal for Europe ", - he said. Biden during his visit to Riga urged the Baltic States to purchase liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States.

Recall, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the probability of realization of the project "North Stream - 2» high, all decisions on it can be taken in this year, although the risks of postponing these projects always is.

16 August German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Berlin considers the project "North Stream - 2» from an economic point of view, the project should be implemented in accordance with the law.

Before that, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said that the transit of gas through Ukraine to 20% more supply on the "Nord Stream - 2».

The project "North Stream - 2» involves the construction of two lines with a total capacity of the gas pipeline 55 billion cubic meters of gas a year from the Russian coast of the Baltic Sea to Germany. Gazprom will own 50% in the project by European companies OMV, BASF, Engie, Shell, Uniper (isolated from E.On) - on 10%. The new pipeline is planned to build near the "Nord Stream".

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