“We should not drag (Nord Stream 2) into this conflict,” Lambrecht told.
According to her, the conflict should be solved and not tied to other issues.
“We need to solve this conflict, and we need to solve it in talks – that’s the opportunity that we have at the moment, and we should use it rather than draw a link to projects that have no connection to this conflict,” the minister explained.
As we reported, Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline certification has stopped in Germany because the Russian gas pipeline does not yet comply with the requirements of the European Union.
Earlier, it was reported that Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, designed to transport Russian gas to Europe by the bottom of the Baltic Sea, according to Gazprom, was ready for operation.
In mid-December, the President of the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) in Bonn Jochen Homann said that the final decision on Nord Stream 2 certification will not be adopted in the first six months of 2022. Previously, the Agency stopped the Nord Stream 2 certification process, noting that it will be possible only after the Nord Stream 2 AG operator, based in the Swiss city of Zug, presents the necessary documents on the establishment of a separate company for managing the gas pipeline.
In this case, the Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck does not rule out the termination of the Nord Stream 2 project.