The EU postponed a decision on the mandate for negotiations on Nord Stream 2 until the fall

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium for the Nord stream gas pipeline 2. Archival photoThe EU postponed a decision on the mandate for negotiations on Nord Stream 2 until the fall© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

The EU will not accept the decision on issuance of the mandate of the European Commission on the negotiations on the «Nord stream-2» in the summer, the discussion will continue in September, told RIA Novosti source familiar with the situation.

«The final decision is not expected before the summer break, the discussion will continue in September,» — said the source. He noted that after discussion of the request for the mandate of the energy Ministers of the EU countries on Monday, the talks will continue at the working level. The next meeting, which will discuss the mandate, will likely be held in mid-July.

Earlier, Vice-President of the European Commission on energosoiuz maroš Šefčovič wrote on Twitter that the energy Ministers of the European Union meeting on Monday endorsed the approach of the European Commission to the creation of a special legal framework for the operation of the pipeline «Nord stream-2».

Just presented our proposal on Nord Stream’s mandate to EU Energy Ministers. First debate showed strong support for our approach. @EU2017MT

— Maroš Šefčovič🇪🇺 (@MarosSefcovic) 26 Jun 2017

«The final decision should be prepared on a technical level, the representatives of the countries of the European Union in Brussels and the 28 national Ministers of energy,» — said the source. He added that the process of issuing of the mandate of the European Commission can take several months.Earlier, the Deputy Chairman of «Gazprom» Alexander Medvedev said that Gazprom does not see economic expediency in the discussion of the project «Northern stream-2» with the EC in the framework of the mandate from EU countries. The official representative Nord Stream AG 2 in March, told RIA Novosti that the company does not believe such negotiations are necessary, as the legal structure for the project is clear.

«Nord stream-2» involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. The new pipeline is planned to be build next to the «Nord stream».The EU postponed a decision on the mandate for negotiations on Nord Stream 2 until the fall«Nord stream-2»

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