Construction of Nord Stream-2 not to improve safety of gas supplies to the EU

The construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline won’t be able to improve the security of the gas supplies to the EU, the European Commission’s Vice President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič said at the conference "Nord Stream-2 – the EU’s Energy Union is at a crossroads" on Wednesday.

"The construction of Nord Stream-2 can lead to a reduction in the number of transport corridors (for the supply of gas to the EU) from the current three to, at best, two: the route through the Ukraine won’t be claimed. Also the route of Yamal - Europe through Poland would be threatened. This reduction in the number of the routes will not improve the security of the supplies," - he said.

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