Most likely obstacle to completion “Northern Stream 2” in the German parliament called a possible extension of the lockdown. This was stated by the deputy of the Bundestag Waldemar Gerdt.
According to Gerdt, possible extension of restrictive measures, introduced in Germany in connection with coronavirus infection, could lead to dire consequences in the German economy and affect the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2”.
This is a very serious test for the entire business.. I think, that most small and medium-sized businesses will not be able to recover normally from a lockdown… Entire industries will remain in ruins. These are hundreds of thousands of unemployed, unpaid loans, lost business
– he said.
MP is sure, that the economic consequences of the coronavirus will not only affect Germany, but also neighboring countries, including Russia, leading gas pipeline construction. Losses in the economy can lead to a decrease in demand for “blue fuel” in Europe and do not reach the expected volume, so it makes sense to take your time with the completion “Northern Stream 2”.
If the economies of Germany and the EU collapse now, then there will be no demand for this fuel, so big, as expected, so, may be, do not need to finish building it so quickly and so urgently
– added Gerdt.
At the same time, the German deputy stressed, that does not doubt the final completion and commissioning of the Russian gas pipeline.