“Is France trying to derail Germany’s key energy plan for Russian gas pipeline?”

“Paris has vowed to support amendments to a key document that essentially threatens to block the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, developed by its European partners, including one of France’s closest allies Germany, and Russia.

The French Foreign Ministry said that France, which is not part of the project, is working with EU partners including Germany on possible changes to the Gas Directive, stressing that it wants the European Union’s Third Energy Package to be applied to it.

The announcement came on Thursday, one day ahead of a key EU meeting to vote on the matter…

For France, which relies more on nuclear energy than natural gas, the Nord Stream 2 project is not as critical as it is for Germany. The country’s change of heart on the project may undermine Berlin’s attempts to secure the necessary number of votes against the revision.”


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