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“Opposition to subjecting Nord Stream 2 to EU rules has created a loss of credibility for Germany”

Our counsellor Jean-Arnold Vinois is quoted in Politico on the french-german couple facing the North Stream 2 project. He deems that the “opposition to subjecting Nord Stream 2 to EU rules has created a loss of credibility for Germany”.

|   08/02/2019               |   Politico                       |   Energy and environment

Russian pipeline politics threatened, briefly, to tear Merkel and Macron apart. Instead, Berlin owes Paris a thank-you note, and the alliance at the heart of Europe grew a little stronger Friday. What had looked like a failure by Germany to stop work on a revamp of the Gas Directive — which would apply EU rules to the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline supported by Berlin — ended up as a face-saving compromise thanks to some last-minute maneuvering.

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