Construction of Nord Stream 2 may resume at the end of May

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Construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline may continue at the end of May, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) reported.

Earlier, German environmentalists from the environmental non-governmental organization (NABU) filed a lawsuit in the Hamburg administrative court against the construction of the gas pipeline.

Thus, NABU challenged the BSH decision, which approved the laying of the pipe in the exclusive economic zone of Germany on the Baltic Sea.

“From the end of May, it will be allowed to continue the construction of Nord Stream 2 in accordance with the current situation. In March 2018, Nord Stream 2 received a permanent permit to lay the pipeline from the end of May to the end of September, ”the BSH press service told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, May 4.

Earlier, on April 29, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project, as well as disconnecting Russia from the international SWIFT interbank payment system in the event of an aggravation of the situation in Ukraine.

In turn, the German political scientist Alexander Rahr said that this resolution can be called a theater of absurdity in the context of the economic crisis in Europe. He stressed that the situation can be improved only through cooperation with Russia.

Nord Stream 2 is being built from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea with the aim of direct and reliable gas supplies to Europe. The EU countries mainly support the project and participate in its implementation. The Baltic states, Poland, Ukraine and the United States are opposed. The latter have more than once imposed sanctions on the project.