German-Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 "almost all clear"
Germany's governing coalition is in heated discussion to ratify a law that will evade EU gas directive entrapping Nord Stream 2 and will possibly make a vote within this week, Xinhua reported citing German media Bild.
The law amendment, if approved, will delete key provisions and thus make Russia's Gazprom to own the gas pipeline and at the same time sell their gas through it, a condition in accordance with Russian law.
The Danish government last Wednesday gave permission to Nord Stream 2 to pass through waters in its exclusive economic zone, also making it easier for the project to implement.
Some analysts said that Nord Stream 2, which is vital to Germany's energy sector, is now "almost all clear".