The planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany under the Baltic Sea should not be built, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Thursday before leaving for an EU Council meeting.
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"Lithuania and six other countries addressed the European Commission, asking to look into whether this pipeline does not contradict the Energy Union [...] and the EU's interests in areas of transparency and solidarity, whether it meets the Third Energy Package requirements. So I believe there are many questions to ask and before the are answers, this project should not move forward," Grybauskaitė told LRT radio.

In September, Russia's state-owned gas behemoth Gazprom and five European companies signed an agreement on the €10 billion Nord Stream project which includes building two additional pipelines under the Baltic sea. It would increase gas volumes delivered from Russia straingt to Germany.

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