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Nord Stream 2: What Berlin thinks about halting construction

Manfred Weber, a candidate for the office of president of the European Commission, is speaking out against the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. What is the German government’s response?

German politician Manfred Weber, currently the parliamentary leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), is hoping to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker after the European Parliament elections from May 23-26. At the beginning of the week he had announced that, as head of the European Commission, he would block the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

The project was not in the European Union’s interest, Weber told the Polish newspaper Polska Times, saying the pipeline could increase the bloc’s dependence on Russian gas.

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