Estonia not to allow Nord Stream through its waters - Estonian TV
The Estonian government has already decided to deny the construction of a gas pipeline between Russia and Europe through Estonian waters, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet told Estonian public television on Thursday morning.
“We’ve decided a long time ago that we will say ‘no’ to the construction,” Paet said. Nord Stream AG has requested permission to carry out seabed surveys in the Estonian economic zone after Finnish authorities asked for the original route to be moved further south. “We didn’t disagree on this issue in Estonia. We will never allow the construction of this pipeline in our economic zone in any case,” he said.
The German-Russian joint venture intends to construct a 1,200 kilometer pipeline to move gas from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea. Allowing Nord Stream to research the impact of a gas pipeline construction on the Baltic Sea environment would only add more reasons to deny its construction, Paet said.
The government of this small Baltic nation, which joined the EU in 2004, was expected to decide on Thursday whether or not to grant the Russian-German project permission to research the Baltic seabed in the Estonian territorial waters for construction of a pipeline to move gas between Russia and Germany. (m&c.com)
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