Swedish ports say no to Nord Stream 2

The construction work on the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 through the Baltic Sea is facing new challenges. Following government pressure, Swedish ports are refusing to allow the pipeline construction.

Gazprom's construction of the planned gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 will likely not be controlled from Swedish ports. The two Swedish ports, which were nominated by the Russian company as fixed ports for the project – Port of Slite in Gotland and the Port of Karlshamn in Scania – are both leaning towards refusing the project. 

This is according to the municipality of Gotland speaking to several Swedish media, stating that Thursday morning the city council will opt not to rent out the Port of Slite to the Russian giant. Karlshamn has not yet formally said no, but plans to delay the decision to rent to Gazprom, in order to further examine the case in the city council – the port's owner – which is leaning towards a no.

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