Denmark's hope: New EU tool could be used against Nord Stream 2

Foreign investments in Europe's energy supply must be stopped if they constitute a security threat. And this tool should be used against Nord Stream, according to Danish members of the European Parliament.

Morten Helveg, Danish MEP. | Photo: CHARLOTTE DE LA FUENTE/POLFOTO


A new tool would protect Europe from foreign acquisitions of companies, which are vital for the EU's energy supply and infrastructure, proposed EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, in his "State of the Union" speech to the European Parliament Wednesday. And Danish members of the EU parliament would welcome the new tool in relation to Nord Stream 2 – the gas pipeline which Russia's Gazprom is working to establish in the Baltic Sea.

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