the Federal network Agency of Germany (BNA) plans to reject the application for the release of the pipeline project “Nord stream-2” from the requirements of the updated gas Directive of the European Union. About this newspaper Handelsblatt.

According to the newspaper, the reason for failure is called the failure of the completion of the construction of the pipeline. The regulator sent the draft decision, involved parties and accepts comments from interested parties until 8 may. The final decision will be made after may 8.

Later, the operator “Nord stream-2” 2 Nord Stream AG, said the RIA Novosti news Agency of its disagreement with the position of the BNA. The company decided to wait for the official decision of the German regulator, and based on it, to take further action to protect their rights.

Russia has been trying to finish the construction “Nord stream-2” in 2019. Because of the position of Denmark, which had long not been given permission to work in its waters, to meet deadlines failed. Gazprom plans to finish the pipeline in late 2020 or early 2021. The main problem was the U.S. threat to impose sanctions against any company which will facilitate the construction. Swiss contractor Allseas immediately stopped work. Owned by “Gazprom” the pipe layer “Akademik Chersky” is currently in the North sea, but will he do works remains unknown.

on the Eve of Poland announced that can begin to arrest the assets of the operator of building of gas pipeline Nord Stream AG 2 AG. Such a decision would be taken if Russia refuses to return the debt at $ 1.5 billion, arose after the decision of the Stockholm arbitration.