Denmark explained why it pulled with permission for Nord Stream-2

For 14 months, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has been considering whether to issue Nord Stream 2 AG permission to build a section of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline near Bornholm Island in the Baltic Sea. And now the Danes are making excuses for what this delay was connected with.

Kingdom Ambassador to Russia Carsten Sendergord in an interview RIA News said that before issuing a permit for the construction of the mentioned gas pipeline, Copenhagen needed to make sure that the project complies with international obligations undertaken by Denmark and environmental standards. However, he did not specify how the “environmental friendliness” of the gas pipeline under construction differs from the first “Nord Stream” already built before that.

We needed to make sure that the project was fully consistent with our international obligations and environmental standards. This was not a political issue since our foreign minister was no longer dealing with it. The decision was made by an agency to which this issue was delegated by the Ministry for technical reasons.

- the Danish ambassador told the agency.

At the same time, the ambassador explained that the decision in favor of Nord Stream-2 was made because the operator of the gas pipeline under construction Nord Stream 2 AG sent several requests, the last of which dealt with the construction of the gas pipeline not in the territorial waters of a small but very proud kingdom and in exceptional economic zone, i.e. outside territorial waters.

We have our own rules, our obligations, our procedures, and we do not intend to violate them. It took 14 months for this decision to be made. 14 months is not bad. This is a purely administrative decision and a fairly transparent process.

- stressed Sendergord.

It should be recalled that according to the plans of Nord Stream 2 AG, the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline should be built before the end of 2019. However, before Catholic Christmas, builders must have time to cope with the task.
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  1. Pishenkov Offline
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 3 December 2019 21: 34
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    Of course, one hardly believes in the absence of politics in all of this ... no
    But, it should be noted that now in Europe in general, and in Scandinavia in particular, and “squared”, bureaucratic issues, especially those related to ecology, are solved simply wildly long and difficult. And most importantly, with the almost complete absence of the use of what is called common sense. Therefore, in principle, you can blame it on anything ... And an annual stretch with a decision ... In Europe itself, no one is surprised ...
  2. Centaur BOS Offline
    Centaur BOS (Centaur BOS) 4 December 2019 08: 37
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    Of course, one hardly believes in the absence of politics in all of this ...

    And more precisely, it is not believed at all. It must be round ... to believe it.
  3. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 4 December 2019 14: 17
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    Winter is coming, and in Denmark, with the closure of its production, a deficit has formed. And Germany could simply not give Denmark gas in the winter under the pretext of "not enough for ourselves." Do not let out neither Russian, nor Norwegian, nor Algerian gas. And liquefied - Trump cried ...
  4. zenitovets Offline
    zenitovets (Ivan) 4 December 2019 14: 58
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    Yes, we do not care about Denmark from a high bell tower! The word of Germany weighs more than the word of 100 such Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, plus Poland ...
    1. Ravshan Offline
      Ravshan (Jamsut) 4 December 2019 18: 18
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      Quote: zenitovets
      The word of Germany weighs more than the word of 100 such Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, plus Poland ...

      And the word US weighs more than all the other words in the world combined.
      At the same time, the United States only in 2020 decided to increase LNG supplies to Europe by 2 times. And in the future even more and also at times. And this is against the background of a decrease in gas consumption by Europe (in favor of renewable energy sources).
      Further, the puzzle of quick wits: At whose expense will the US increase the supply of its LNG to Europe?
  5. Kuramori Reika Offline
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 5 December 2019 17: 16
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    A miserable country, unable to acknowledge its pity.
  6. filippino lippi Offline
    filippino lippi (filippino lippi) 30 December 2019 15: 59
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    So HAMSKY NOBODY and NEVER talked with RUSSIA, as it is now under PUTIN!