CDU leader: Nord Stream 2 can't be cancelled
Leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that Nord Stream 2 pipeline project cannot be cancelled as fundamental decisions regarding it have already been taken.
"Nord Stream 2 is not the project that I support with all my heart… But fundamental decisions were made earlier. You can't just turn the project back," Kramp-Karrenbauer told the magazine Internationale Politik.
"In addition, we have quite legitimate economic interests in energy supply… [It should be] realistic to say that the construction of the gas pipeline cannot be prevented, as there are contracts and permits," Sputnik cited her as saying.
She added that even during the Cold War, economic relations with Russia were maintained, and they were stable.
According to the politician, there is a contradiction in the interests of Germany, Ukraine, other Eastern European countries, and the United States toward the Nord Stream 2 issue.
"The question of whether Germany will become dependent on Russian gas is justified. But now we are building LNG terminals, for example, for American gas. So I don't see such a big danger of becoming dependent", Kramp-Karrenbauer stressed.