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.
A deal between EU member states, the EU Parliament, and its Commission aims to give the bloc more oversight on gas pipelines. However, the controversial Nord Stream 2 project would not be threatened by the regulations.
What was that all about? A Franco-German crisis played out on the Brussels stage? And why does President Macron not want to be seen in public with Chancellor Merkel? DW's Christian F. Trippe turns marriage counselor.
Overcoming differences between Paris and Berlin, EU diplomats reached a deal on the pipeline, placing stricter regulations on the project. France said it wanted to "ensure European control" of its own energy needs.
Political arguments concerning the EU's energy security are dominating the current row over whether the Russia-led gas pipeline project Nord Stream 2 should go ahead. But could the bloc do without the extra supplies?
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