EU declares war on Gazprom and Germany, part one | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

EU declares war on Gazprom and Germany, part one

Brussels. The European Commission seems to have made a final verdict on the project for the creation of the "Nord Stream-2" gas pipeline by Gazprom, which was to pass from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

It was supposed to be put into operation by the end of 2019. The throughput of each of its two lines was to be 27.5 billion cubic meters per year. The cost of their erection is estimated at 9.5 billion euros. The new gas pipeline was designed to double the capacity of the Northern Stream-1 built earlier along the same route, which would ensure the uninterrupted supply of cheap Russian gas to Germany and the EU for years to come.

Europe receives as much gas annually via Nord Stream-1 as 700 tankers from the US could deliver to Europe, and at a much lower price. Russia and Germany have always considered this project to be commercial and extremely profitable for themselves.

However, this caused irritation in the Baltic countries and Poland, primarily for political reasons, out of a desire to please the United States, which intends to seriously push Russia out of the European gas market by non-economic methods.