Merkel called the unusual reason for the construction of Nord Stream 2

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in an interview with Die Zeit, spoke about the reason for cooperation with Russia in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

According to the ex-chancellor, Berlin agreed to the construction of the pipeline, because otherwise it could negatively affect relations with Moscow.

On the one hand, such a refusal, combined with the Minsk agreements, in my opinion, would dangerously worsen relations with Russia.

Merkel stressed.

In addition, the appearance of a new pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea and the emergence of Germany's energy dependence on Russia were affected by a decrease in the transportation of blue fuel from the UK and the Netherlands and a reduction in gas production in Norway.

The former chancellor also said that the German industry was primarily interested in the construction of Nord Stream 2.

Earlier, Olaf Scholz noted that he considers the launch of the second, surviving branch of the Russian pipeline, to be very unlikely. In his opinion, such a development of events is difficult to imagine in the current situation.

Meanwhile, the price of gas in Europe has been increasing for several days in a row, and by the end of December 7, this figure reached $1600 per thousand cubic meters. In connection with the expected decrease in air temperature, its further rise in price is not ruled out.
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  1. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 8 December 2022 10: 21
    The current government of Scholz and Burbock wants to blame their failures on Merkel. It's like she's to blame for being "hooked" on Russian energy resources. Only they modestly kept silent that Germany has been in prison since 1974, almost 50 years! And thanks to Russian resources, they have an economic “miracle”. Merkel understands all this and begins to justify herself. By the way, gas before 1974, on average in Europe, cost 800-900 US dollars.
    1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 8 December 2022 14: 42
      The Germans have had an economic miracle since the age of 55.
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  3. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 8 December 2022 12: 14
    I propose to use the 2nd northern stream as a sewer pipe for St. Petersburg. The benefit is obvious. The ecology of the Gulf of Finland will improve.
    1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 8 December 2022 14: 44
      The idea is great, but who makes the decision in his mind is only loot and not ecology.
    2. Vdars Offline Vdars
      Vdars (Victor) 8 December 2022 15: 30
      Quote: Alexey Lan
      I propose to use the 2nd northern stream as a sewer pipe for St. Petersburg. The benefit is obvious. The ecology of the Gulf of Finland will improve.

      The wires will worsen the ecology of the entire Baltic Sea! Since the pipes of Nord Stream 1 are destroyed anyway, it is more profitable to use them!...
  4. viktor goblin Offline viktor goblin
    viktor goblin (viktor goblin) 9 December 2022 02: 13
    Soon to the judgment of God - grandmother ... Say thank you for the "fat" years. And .... how they repaid ..

    Do no good - you will not get evil

    - I forgot who said - but, to the point.
  5. Yaroslav the Wise (Yaroslav the Wise) 9 December 2022 12: 35
    The old woman will soon appear before the Creator. She would have to repent of the old sins, but she dives headlong into the new ones. Yes, even with some kind of perversion. I would sit quietly in my country house and knit socks. White. For Zaleski and his retinue. Still useful!
  6. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 9 December 2022 18: 58
    And who pulls her by the tongue? Write memoirs, chancellor! Calm, safe. And no one will complain.
  7. Sancym Offline Sancym
    Sancym (Alexander ) 10 December 2022 21: 52
    That was built because they did not want to quarrel with Moscow, and then he says that the first interested person is the German industry! Either the translation fails, or Merkel messed up.