The 18-kilometer long Fehmarnbelt Tunnel between Denmark and Germany will be the world’s longest immersed tunnel. It is intended to bring Europe closer together, but this costly project remains a huge source of conflict.
Environmentalists have held protests outside a court that is deciding on a tunnel link between a German island and a Danish one. They say politicians have been hoodwinked and that the project is flawed on many levels.
A 2019 mine clearance operation in the Baltic Sea killed several porpoises as alleged, Germany's nature conservation agency has concluded. The animals, Germany's only native whale species, are on the endangered list.
Twelve countries between the Baltic, Adriatic and Black seas want to jointly develop their infrastructure. The United States has offered its support, aiming to prevent China from penetrating further into Europe.
Chancellor Merkel believes it's "wrong to rule anything out" when it comes to Berlin's reaction to the Navalny poisoning. This could spell trouble for Nord Stream 2, the massive gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany.
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