«Nord stream-2» is not covered by the third energy package, said Zubkov

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in fotobanka of the pipeline. Archival photo«Nord stream-2» is not covered by the third energy package, said Zubkov© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Further actions of the EC in respect of the release of the third energy package for Nord stream -2 it is difficult to predict, but from the Russian point of view, this gas pipeline does not fall under this package, told reporters in Berlin, the head of the Russian coordinating Committee of the forum «Petersburg dialogue», the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprom Viktor Zubkov.

«What further actions (EC) — it is difficult to predict, but we believe that it is not suitable under the third energy package with all the ensuing consequences,» — said Zubkov.

In the summer, the European Commission asked the EU mandate for negotiations with the Russian side about the possibility of creating a special legal framework for the operation of the future gas pipeline «Nord stream-2». Since the pipe is on the sea, it is not subject to all the rules of the EU internal market, the third energy package. While this mandate is not issued, because not all EU countries supported the idea. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said earlier that it is unlikely in the coming months we can expect the unity of the EU member States in this matter.

The European Commission is considering amendments to the gas Directive, which could extend the rules of the third energy package for the future of the marine sections of pipelines, which are now under those rules are not covered, told RIA Novosti in July, Vice-President of the EC Maros Sefcovic. The EC is preparing these changes in order to avoid future repetition of the situation with the «Northern stream-2», reported the European Commissioner for energy and climate Miguel arias Cañete.«Nord stream-2» is not covered by the third energy package, said Zubkov«Nord stream-2»

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