The German federal parliament (Bundestag) rejected a draft petition to review its policy towards Russia, including abandoning the Nord Stream 2 project. RIA news…
The proposal was prepared by the Green faction. Politicians in particular called for “consistently protecting human rights, democracy and the European peace order, recognizing that new gas pipelines, such as Nord Stream 2, are not needed to supply energy to Europe, but instead harming the climate, and ending support for Nord Stream 2. 2 “and leave it.”
All other factions, except the abstaining FDP, opposed the project.
June 10 operator Nord Stream 2 AG reportedthat the construction of the first cord of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been completed. Gas filling will begin on June 11th. The company noted that the pipeline ended on June 4, and an overlap occurred on June 10 – the offshore sections of the pipeline laid by Russia and Germany were interconnected. Piping work on the offshore section of the second rope is still under way.
Initially the launch of Nord Stream 2 was scheduled for the end of 2019, but due to US sanctions it had to be delayed several times. Russian President Vladimir Putin in June declaredthat the completion of the second branch of the pipeline will take place after one and a half to two months. First thread will begin fill with gas as early as June 11th.