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The Neue Ostpolitik approach to Nord Stream 2: A legal fiction carried a little too far

April 10, 2018, signs emerged that the German government was finally beginning
to recognize the geostrategic implications of the proposed Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Standing next to then Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Berlin, German
Chancellor Angela Merkel stated:
“I made very clear that a Nord Stream 2 project is not possible without clarity
on the future transit role of Ukraine…so you can see that it is not just an
economic issue, but there are also political considerations.” In one short
statement, the chancellor had seemingly repudiated years of arguments that she
and other German politicians had made since the pipeline’s announcement:
namely, the claim that Nord Stream 2 …read more

Source:: Atlantic Council


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