The operator of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2 AG, has appealed the decision of the EU Court of Justice regarding the operation of the pipeline under the EU Gas Directive. This is reported by Economichna Pravda.
“On May 20, 2020, the court made a decision to dismiss the claim for procedural reasons. The court did not reject the claim on the merits. Nord Stream 2 AG does not share the court's reasoning regarding procedural issues and remains convinced that the amendments to the Gas Directive constitute illegal discrimination,” the company said.
The Swiss company Nord Stream 2 AG, wholly owned by Gazprom, is responsible for the planning, construction and operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which runs parallel to the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.
Earlier, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 should operate in accordance with EU regulation and does not have the right to an exception.
On April 17, 2019, the European Parliament and the EU Council adopted the Directive on General Rules for the Internal Natural Gas Market. This directive came into force on 23 May. As of the date of entry into force, the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, according to the statements of Nord Stream 2 AG, was 95% complete.
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