About: Nord Stream

Energy 31-01-2022

To deter Russia, threaten its role in the green economy

Nord Stream 2 is a poor lever to deter Russian aggression in Ukraine. To hit Russia where it hurts, Europe should instead leverage its regulatory might, in partnership with the United States, and threaten to shut it out from the new energy economy, writes Nikos Tsafos.
Energy 29-04-2020

Another ‘Russian pipeline deadline’ approaches – this time with Poland in focus

European gas consumers, especially in Germany, are dependent on Poland’s willingness to set reasonable transit tariffs for the Polish section of the Yamal gas pipeline. But a deadline looms, and the risk of disruption exists, writes Danila Bochkarev.
Energy 26-06-2019

The Visegrad 4 and Russian pipelines: An imaginary unity

The Nord Stream II pipeline gave birth to a seemingly united front among several Central and Eastern European states objecting to the project, including Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. That, however, is far from the truth, writes Martin Jirušek.
Energy 19-01-2018

EU need not fear new Russian gas pipeline

Europe’s continuing need for Russian gas – for reasons of proximity and price – is a reality, but it need not leave the EU over a barrel, writes Noah Gordon.
Energy 08-11-2016

Commission opens door to further Gazprom blackmail

A recent decision of the European Commission puts the whole European diversification and energy security strategy in jeopardy, and Poland and Ukraine may take legal action against the EU executive, writes Jacek Saryusz-Wolski.
Energy 04-11-2016

The (German) politics behind Nord Stream 2

An unlikely coalition is emerging in Germany between Angela Merkel’s CDU and the Greens. More and more, both parties want to stop the construction of a second pipeline that will transport gas directly from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, explains Judy Dempsey.

Energy 14-07-2015

From Brussels with regulations: Tsipras should have known better

Putin knows he can use Greece to drive a wedge between Brussels and individual EU member states, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should have known better when he makes plans for an extension of the Turkish Stream project across his country, write Sijbren de Jong and Willem Oosterveld.
Energy 16-04-2010

The EU and natural gas: The new security agenda

"Energy supply [...] should dominate the EU's overall security objectives for the immediate future, given its dependence on Russia," writes George Joffe, reserarch fellow at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Cambridge in an April paper.