Elena Strokova, a member of the Russian State Duma's international affairs committee, expressed the opinion that it should be worth offering Germany a discount on natural gas supplies to guarantee the completion of Nord Stream 2, Angi reports.
“In my opinion, it would be worth offering Germany a significant discount on gas for at least a year, provided that the construction is completed. Currently, Germany is divided into two blocks, which are in favor of the construction of Nord Stream 2 or for its cancellation. In any case, this discount in the future will be much more profitable than the unfinished "pipe," she said.
The deputy also noted that the European Council may force Germany to temporarily freeze the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline at the upcoming summit on October 1-2, but in this case, Germany will incur significant losses.
“I believe that the construction of Nord Stream 2 will be completed successfully sooner or later. Germany just has no alternative in making a decision. Otherwise, they will significantly lose their political and economic influence in Europe,” Strokova emphasized.
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