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European heavyweights target Denmark in gas case

Shell and the other European partners aim to prevent Denmark from amending legislation as to enable a hindrance of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

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The five European energy companies providing financing for Nord Stream 2 are now taking aim at Denmark.

As EnergyWatch reported in June, the Danish government will present a legislative proposal to amend the law regarding the continental shelf, which would enable the country to reject pipelines in reference to the "interests of the nation's foreign, security, and defense policies". It would be a type of "emergency break" on the controversial expansion from Russia to Germany, which would be led through Danish waters like the original connection.

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