US News North Stream 2: Ukraine wins a small victory in front of Russia
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In the poker part which opposes Ukraine to Russia, around the northern gas pipeline file, Kiev has just put on the table a major card, after the German energy regulator, in Load of North Stream 2 certification, recognized the Ukrainian gas operator as a stakeholder in the gas pipeline certification process. Ukraine hopes to delay or prevent the commissioning of North Stream 2, using European law.
with our correspondent in Kiev, Stéphane Siohan
North Stream 2 is, so to speak, but to put it in service, Germany has four months from September 8 to January 8, to have it certified by the very official Federal Network Agency of the Federal Republic.
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Then, the European Commission will have two to four months to study the German decision and in turn approving the commissioning of the Russian project, which puts water in the gas, Central and Eastern Europe. But Ukraine, which is the great loser of North Stream 2, did not say his last word.
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The Ukrainian gas operator Naftogaz asked Germany to be associated with the process Certification, using European law and association agreement signed between Kiev and Brussels, according to which Ukraine has legal and commercial interests in European energy policy. "We are ready to provide arguments that this gas pipeline can not be operational without respecting the European energy law," said Iouri Vitrenko, the Naftogaz CEO on Twitter, posting a sign of the two fingers, symbol of First victory.
Ukraine plays the watch, hoping that it can hop the North Stream 2 certification process before January. Energy experts in Kiev believe that the European Union has duties to Kiev, which are enrolled in the accession agreement signed with Ukraine after the Maïdan revolution. Only in Brussels, the president of the European Commission is called Ursula von der Leyen, and there is little chance that this personality of the German CDU makes gifts to the Ukrainians.
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