Western media have named scenarios according to which Germany may abandon the Nord Stream 2 project. In Berlin, they do not want to do the “dirty work” themselves, but are able to shift it onto others, analysts say.
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The US media outlet Politico writes that Germany may put pressure on members of the Federal Maritime Hydrographic Agency, as well as the Stralsund Mining Authority. Possible revocations of permits for construction work issued earlier. The negative aspect of this method may be the alleged appeal of the pipeline operator to the court. In this case, the amount of damage to be recovered could amount to 9.5 billion euros. The second scenario involves the conduct of a lawsuit against several non-governmental organizations in charge of environmental issues. They are categorically against the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
The third method consists of an alleged attempt at national restrictions on imports of Russian LNG. According to other options, analysts admit that Germany will insist on general sanctions from the European Union regarding the possibility of stopping the construction of the pipeline at the initial stage.