Published on Feb 8, 2019
Germany’s plans for a pipeline supplying Russian gas have been thrown into doubt. The US ambassador to Berlin has urged Germany to ditch the Nord Stream 2 project. And now France says it could halt the construction process by subjecting the Russian company building it to tougher European Union rules. Critics say the pipeline – due to start pumping later this year – will make Germany dependent on Moscow and undermine European security. That leaves a key part of Germany’s energy strategy under threat.