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Old 10.06.2021, 09:33
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Re: Nordstream 2

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I actually do.

Don't confuse me for a Putin friend though. I merely try to look at this rationally.
It might be just a "narrative" saying 'Germany needs the gas, and securely'.

The other narrative is that Russia gets another wedge and leverage to split Europe on "Russia's sphere of influence", and J. Biden acquiesces to it in a bid to win Germany and perhaps Russia in order to counter China.

China aside, Gazprom is heavily and successfully lobbying top politicians in Europe (or, dare I say, corrupts them) and is corrupting governance in European countries and in EU.

Nord Stream 1 and 2 can carry 80% of total Russian gas imports to Europe.
The capacity of the whole Russia to Europe pipelines is 2.4 bigger than the actual need. One would need a lot of good faith to believe the "business" narrative.
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