Head of German Federal Press Office
“Nord Stream 1 gas reduction ‘a power play’ “
This is why Europe is in trouble now.
Nord Stream 2 wasn’t licensed because it wasn’t allowed by the US.
On February 22, 2022, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz directed his economics ministry to withdraw a binding opinion issued in October 2021 stating that Nord Stream 2 did not pose a threat to supply security. The opinion was a precondition for the pipeline certification process to begin. Without the opinion, the certification process cannot continue, and without certification, the pipeline cannot become operational.
On February 23, the Biden Administration announced economic sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG, the pipeline’s Russian-owned, Swiss-based parent company, and its chief executive officer (CEO), a German national. The Administration also imposed visa bans on the company’s corporate officers.
On February 24 the Special Operation started.