Former NATO Secretary General wants Danish PM to reject Nord Stream II

It would be "madness" for Denmark to grant a permit for the construction of a Russian gas pipeline via its territorial waters, says Anders Fogh Rasmussen, a former NATO Secretary General and former Danish PM. Gazprom is working on a formal application to the Danish goverment.

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Denmark will soon be forced to take a stand on Nord Stream II. The company behind the gas pipeline, which aims to freight gas from Russia to the EU via Danish territorial waters, has long signalled that an official application will be sent out in the first quarter, which has now been confirmed to Danish media DR.

"We have a clear timeline, and we apply for permits from all the countries in the next few weeks," says Ulrich Lissek, head of communications at Gazprom-owned company Nord Stream II.

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