Construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is expected to begin soon. But not everyone supports the project. Baltic states like Lithuania and Latvia want to avoid dependence on Russian gas and are against the pipeline.
As the EU executive deliberates on the controversial gas pipeline planned to link Russian gas supplies with German consumers, many believe Nordstream II could still fall victim to the EU's energy policy.
Russian corporate giant Gazprom has announced that five European companies have pledged to provide long-term financing for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The controversial project is scheduled to be completed by 2020.
From the hacking attack on Estonia in 2007 to the fake news targeting the NATO battalions on the alliance's eastern border in 2017 — the Baltic states have been the bull's-eye of Russian-backed digital warfare.
Germany's economy minister has urged the EU to consider countermeasures against the US after it imposed new sanctions against Russia. Brigitte Zypries has said the US sanctions end up affecting German firms.
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