The EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, assured this Tuesday that the European Commission had never supported the construction of “Nordstream 2”, the gas pipeline that transports gas from Russia via the Baltic Sea directly to Germany, given the pressure For MPs to cancel the project in retaliation for the attack on Russian opponent Alexei Navalni, this is not a “priority” of European diplomacy.
The debate on the situation in Russia in the plenary session of the European Parliament focused on the energy project with the request of various political families that the EU react decisively to the recent consequences against the political opposition of Russia.
Several MPs have pointed out that the Navalni case is the last straw and that the EU must choose a categorical response that will affect the gas pipeline that will bring Russian gas directly to Germany. The Hungarian socialist Katy Piri, the Polish ultra-conservative Anna Fotyga, the German environmentalist Sergey Lagodinsky, the Dutch conservative Peter Van Dale and the Vox MEP Hermann Terstch have called for the project to be discontinued in response to the attack on Navalni.
In his answer, the head of community diplomacy distanced himself from the energy project and assured that the continuity of the infrastructure is in any case a national decision and therefore corresponds to the federal government.