Nord Stream 2: Opportunities and Dilemmas

In September 2015, the Russian monopoly Gazprom signed a shareholder agreement with five European energy companies to build two pipelines shipping gas from Russia directly to Germany through the Baltic Sea. Today, the pipeline project Nord Stream 2 represents the most politically contentious energy infrastructure project in the EU. Whereas politically supported by Germany, some countries have been calling for consideration of the envisaged pipeline as a “geopoliticalrisk”. Jekaterina Grigorjeva (Jacques Delors Institut-Berlin) and Marco Siddi (the Finnish Institute of International Affairs) analyse opportunities and dilemmas of the envisaged supply route for the EU.

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