All permits for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline have been issued. This was stated by the Ministry of Economy of the Federal Republic of Germany, reports TASS…
“All construction permits have been issued – and for a long time,” said Beate Baron, a spokesman for the German Economy Ministry. Also, the German authorities stressed that the position of Germany on the project remains unchanged.
Earlier in July, the head of Nord Stream 2 AG, Matthias Warnig, said that the completion of work at the facility is scheduled for the end of August 2021. “The goal of Nord Stream 2 AG is to launch Nord Stream 2 already this year,” he said, adding that the project is 98 percent complete. Warnig also expressed confidence that gas transit through Ukraine will remain one of the routes for gas supplies to Europe after 2024.
Initially, the launch of Nord Stream 2 was scheduled for the end of 2019, but due to US sanctions it had to be postponed several times. In June, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the completion of the second branch of the pipeline would take place in one and a half to two months.