The heads of the East German states spoke out for the completion of the Nord Stream-2 project, the Der Spiegel newspaper reported on September 18.
“The heads of the East German states discussed the pipeline project in the Baltic Sea “Nord Stream – 2″. It was established that it is of great importance for Germany and many European states, providing energy supply for the future,” the minutes of the meeting of the heads of six regions in Berlin read.
Completion of the project in the message was called expedient and correct.
Berlin’s ruling burgomaster Michael Muller, who now presides over the conference of heads of East German states, stated that it is necessary to pay attention to what consequences withdrawal from this project would have. “Here, the prime ministers agree that they would be significant primarily for the energy supply,” she said.
Earlier on September 18, the Bundestag refused to vote on the proposal of the “green” to stop the energy project “Nord Stream – 2”. The initiative, which was submitted to the German parliament by the Green Party without presenting any arguments or justifications, was passed on to the relevant committee.
On the eve, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak expressed confidence in the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline construction completion. Before that, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the EU, also stated that the project would withstand the pressure exerted by the West on the project against the background of the incident with blogger Alexey Navalny.
Last week, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen advocated a review of the position on “Nord Stream – 2” against the background of the situation with Navalny.
On September 11, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Berlin allowed the construction of the gas pipeline to stop as a reaction to the incident with Navalny, but the decision will depend on Russia.