Ukraine opposes the North Stream 2 project. The new pipline will transport gas to Europe through the Baltic Sea. It would replace the transit via Ukraine.
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.
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.
Ukraine needs a leader who would drive the country's "transformation," Ukraine's presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko told DW in Munich. The former PM also slammed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as unnecessary.
Russian gas will be piped direct to Germany from November despite the project's detractors, a project engineer has asserted. Critics have said Europe will be left vulnerable and climate goals will be undermined.
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