Hearings on the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project began In Stralsund, Germany. These hearings will be a part of obtaining an authorization certificate for the pipeline construction. This was reported by DW.
It is noted that the hearings began one and a half months after the deadline for filing objections.
As the Ostsee-Zeitung agency informs, the five-day hearings taking place behind closed doors will allow industry departments, public associations and interested citizens to bring in their arguments. More than 200 applications were received from the Mining Office in Stralsund and the Federal Office for Maritime Navigation and Hydrography.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is against the issuance of a building permit. According to environmentalists, 239 tons of phosphorus will be sent off for construction only in the exclusive economic zone of Germany. Nature advocates also require better compensation for the planned damage to the environment.
Disagreement with the construction of the gas pipeline was previously expressed by farmers from the island of Rügen.
As it was reported earlier Poroshenko discussed cooperation in renewable energy sphere and threats of Nord Stream 2. Sides also discussed development of the situation in Donbas within the context of Russian aggression and human rights situation in the occupied Crimea.