All eyes on Denmark after Sweden awards Nord Stream 2 permit

Denmark is the last country still to complete its national permit procedure for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline designed to bring Russian gas offshore to Germany under the Baltic Sea, after Nord Stream 2 obtained a permit from the Swedish government on 7 June. The ruling by the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation in Stockholm allows Nord Stream 2 to construct and operate its planned pipeline system in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The permit covers an approximately 510-kilometres-long route section in the Swedish EEZ. Denmark still has to rule whether the pipeline can be built near its coast. The country has passed legislation that could block the project due to security concerns. A Danish veto, under the new legislation, however, would not block the project as the Nord Stream 2 company had a plan for an alternative route. - Euractiv -



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