Lithuania and Slovenia say Nord Stream 2 would divide Europe
Monday, February 29, 2016
Lithuania and Slovenia agree that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline Russia plans to build would shatter the European Union's unity and distort competition on the European gas market, the Lithuanian President's Office says.
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, which Russia plans to build across the Baltic Sea, is economically unsound and is a political project aimed at dividing European Union countries, said Lithuania’s President, Dalia Grybauskaite.
Lithuania will verify whether the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Europe will have no adverse environmental impact on its territorial waters and economic zone in the Baltic Sea as stated in the project's environmental impact assessment, a Lithuanian official said, adding that Lithuania has doubts about the economic feasibility of the project.
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