The European court of justice in Luxembourg rejected the claim of the operators of the Russian gas pipeline “Nord stream” on the non-applicability of the EU gas Directive. This may 20 announced the court’s website.
“The court of the European Union States that action taken by Nord Stream AG Nord Stream AG 2 against 2019/692 Directive, which concerns the rules for the internal market in natural gas to pipelines from third countries are unacceptable. The operators of the pipeline “Nord stream” and “Nord stream – 2″ in no way are not affected by this Directive”, – said in the decision.
The gas Directive was adopted by the European Parliament on 4 April 2019 and entered into force on 23 may 2019. According to her, butnew and existing offshore gas pipelines from countries outside the EU (including Nord stream), must comply with the rules that now apply to the internal piping.
2 Nord Stream AG stated that the Directive violates the “principles of the law of the European Union on equal treatment and proportionality”. The operators of the pipelines filed a lawsuit in the EU court.
The court came to the conclusion that the operators do not have the right to operate a two-line system “Northern stream” without the constraints of the EU gas lines, located on EU territory or in the territorial sea of a member state.
15 may it became known that the Federal network Agency of Germany has refused to withdraw the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2” from under the gas Directive of the European Union due to the fact that the project was not implemented until may 23, 2019.
May 20, Nord Stream AG said the German regulator had released the gas pipeline “Nord stream” from the restrictionsenvisaged by the gas Directive of the European Union, on the territory of Germany for a period of 20 years.