Schwerin (dpa / mv) - Deutsche Umwelthilfe is pushing for transparency in the “Foundation for Climate and Environmental Protection MV”, which is financed with Nord Stream funds, and has filed a lawsuit against the state government.

A spokeswoman for the administrative court in Schwerin confirmed receipt of the letter on Friday.

The aim of the lawsuit is to ensure that the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Ministry of Justice issues documents in recognition of the controversial foundation.

According to the Environmental Aid, all of their requests for the official notification to be issued have so far been rejected.

In this way, legally guaranteed rights to information have been undermined.

The foundation supervision in the Ministry of Justice recognized the legal capacity in January.

According to the government, the foundation, which is oriented towards the common good, should primarily support projects in the field of environmental, nature and climate protection.

However, according to the statutes, it can also become economically active for a limited period of time in order to support the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

Its completion is being massively delayed by threats of sanctions from the USA against the companies involved.

The Russian state-owned company Gazprom is investing 20 million euros in the foundation through its subsidiary Nord Stream 2 AG.

That is one hundred times the foundation capital of 200,000 euros made available by the state government.

Critics therefore see the foundation as a cover organization for the further construction of the controversial gas pipeline.

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