The expert appreciated the statement of Germany about the "signal" to the critics of the "Nord Stream - 2"
Deputy Director of the National Institute for the Development of Modern Ideology Igor Shatrov, in an interview with RT, commented on the statement by the Minister of Economy of Germany Peter Altmeier about the situation with the gas directive of the European Union regarding the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
“In fact, the very beginning of the implementation of the Nord Stream— 2 project in itself testified to the fact that Germany independently determines its energy policy. Moreover, it is not going to depend on the United States. There are some pan-European documents that may have been holding back government decisions, ”Shatrov explained.
At the same time, he added that Germany defended its position on the construction of the pipeline along the sea.
According to the expert, since Russia "is not a monopolist on the European market, it was very strange for Germany to hear about the need to refuse to cooperate with it."
“In this case, the interests of German companies were a priority for the German government. This is not just a gas supply, this is the construction of infrastructure, these are investments from Germany, these are revenues that German companies will receive in the future and, accordingly, the German treasury, ”the expert noted.
Earlier in Germany, the situation with the EU directive on the Nord Stream - 2 was assessed.