Germany passes law protecting Nord Stream-2

As expected, Germany's national interests, and the desire to preserve their own investments, turned out to be a stronger motive than the declared "unity and solidarity" of the EU countries.

German parliamentarians in a repeat vote approved a bill that would remove the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline section from the scope of the EU Gas Directive.

According to the adopted bill, the Germans have secured Nord Stream-20 for at least 2 years from the actions of the rules of the Gas Directive.

It is for such a period that it does not apply to the “part of” pipelines located in Germany if:

- The first connection point of such a pipe to the EU network is in Germany;

- the pipeline was built before May 23, 2019;

- there are objective grounds for such an exception (depreciation of investments made, considerations of security of supply);

- the exception will not have a negative effect on the competition and the security of the EU energy supply.

Is it necessary to say that on the basis of this bill, the Nord Stream-1, which was completed before the indicated date, is also removed from the EU Gas Directive?

Thus, Germany clearly demonstrated to its partners and allies that friendship is friendship, and tobacco is known to be apart.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Aleksey Goncharuk, whose mental abilities are doubted even in the ruling party “Servant of the People”, on his Facebook page hurried to congratulate the German parliament on the adoption of the bill, but then realizing how stupid it was, he deleted the record.
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  1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 14 November 2019 11: 15
    Unlike the Ukrainian Prime Minister, I sincerely congratulate the Germans on this event quite consciously. smile Basically, a couple of days ago, I predicted this here on the site. I think that with "Opal" in the near future (after the launch of the SP-2) about the same will happen. Maybe that's also officially, through the Bundestag or even the European Commission, or maybe "quietly" - through some internal "purely technical" directive. But with the same result. wink Anyway, it will have to be filled with something ...
    And for all these reasons that are very joyful for the Russian Federation and Germany, I also want to send a big and fiery greetings to Poland and Lithuania with their freshly built and extremely promising LNG terminals, and, of course, to Ukraine, beloved by everyone, with its adored pipe inherited from the hated USSR.
    Incidentally, I always want to ask about this all those actively fighting the Soviet legacy, and not only in Ukraine, why are they only demolishing monuments and memorial plaques? And pipelines, nuclear power plants and other power plants, factories, design bureaus, ports, train stations, military equipment, and by and large practically everything that these new "proud and independent" still have, this is also the legacy of the hated communist tyranny, which they will not destroy all this in the process of decommunization ??? ...
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 14 November 2019 17: 56
      In my opinion, Opal will do even easier. They will prepare a change in the documentation, weld a pair of taps and, for a bluesir, attach them to a pair of local networks in Germany. After that, the pipe will cease to be in transit and all restrictions will be removed. I wonder why this is not provided. For example, the pipe from the Rehden gas storage facility (Germany) to Holland is just that way removed from the requirements of the third energy package.
      1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
        Pishenkov (Alexey) 14 November 2019 18: 13
        ... as an option, it is also possible ... In short, there would be a desire, but it seems to exist ... smile
        1. boriz Offline boriz
          boriz (boriz) 14 November 2019 18: 36
          In this sense, the fate of the GTS of Ukraine is very indicative. For some reason, this fact is not advertised. The whole GTS littered with branches is considered to be purely transit. Therefore, when Kobolev demands from us 90 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year, he simply signs his own incompetence and dementia. The fact is that the maximum throughput capacity of the gas transportation system is 120 billion, therefore Gazprom alone cannot (over the third energy package) reserve more than 50%, i.e. 60 billion. And now attention: why is a gas transportation system considered transit if gas is taken from it along its entire length? And according to the documents, all gas passes in transit, and then, as if by reverse, returns to Ukraine. Despite the fact that there are simply no reverse networks (for example, from Lviv to Kharkov). But, no arguing against the documents, and the GTS is considered purely transitory. They do not buy gas from the aggressor, only Slovak gas. That is, themselves on ....
    2. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 14 November 2019 18: 35
      First you have to demolish Chubais from his post, since he said approximately that what was built in the USSR should be demolished and privatized.
      1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
        Pishenkov (Alexey) 14 November 2019 18: 48
        Chubais needs to demolish his head, not from the post! I really hope that sooner or later someone will do it all the same!
  2. commbatant Offline commbatant
    commbatant (Sergei) 15 November 2019 17: 39
    The "decaying FRG" became a gas hub for the EU, which was prevented in 2010 from making Assad out of the SAR, as a result, Turkey became this hub in the BV ... (a NATO country that does not fall under the influence of Iran) ... comrades from the "fraternal" Bulgaria and Ukraine are now in complete ass ....