The EC stated that it did not aim to block the «Nord stream-2»

© Flickr / tisebЕврокомиссия. Archival photoThe EC stated that it did not aim to block the «Nord stream-2»© Flickr / tiseb

The European Commission, requesting a mandate to negotiate with Russia to create special rules for the gas pipeline «Nord stream-2», not intended to block the project, told RIA Novosti source in the European Commission.

The EC on Friday sent a request to the EU Council on receipt of the mandate on negotiations with Russia on the creation of a special legal basis on which, in the opinion of the EC, should work the future gas pipeline «Nord stream-2». A spokesman for the EC Alexander Vintershtayn at a briefing on Friday said that the European Commission hopes soon to this mandate.

«We are not changing its position (in the pipeline – ed.) the purpose of the mandate is not to block the project, but to find (legal basis – ed.), in which the pipeline will operate», — said the source.