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General Court of the European Union declares actions against Directive 2019/692 inadmissible

The General Court of the European Union declares that the actions brought by NordStream AG and NordStream 2 AG against Directive 2019/692, which extends certain rules of the internal market in natural gas to pipelines from third countries, are inadmissible The operators of the NordStream 1 and NordStream 2 pipelines are not, in any event, directly concerned by that directive

On 17 April 2019 the Parliament and the Council adopted Directive 2019/6922 (‘the amending
directive’) amending Directive 2009/73 concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas.
3 That directive entered into force on 23 May 2019 and was, in principle, to be transposed by
the Member States into their national law by 24 February 2020 at the latest. On the date of its entry
into force, works to recover, in concrete, the pipes of the NordStream 2 pipeline were, according to
the statements made by NordStream 2 AG, 95% complete.


Continue reading the court decision on the website of the EU court of justice. (PDF)