EU eastern countries reject Russia’s Nord Stream plans


Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, E.ON chairman Johannes Teyssen, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Russia's Dmitry Medvedev and Gazprom manager Alexei Miller opening the Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream in Lubmin, Germany, 08 November 2011.

EU eastern countries reject Russia’s Nord Stream plans

Ten European governments -- the easternmost members of the European Union -- have complained in a letter that Russia's plans to extend its natural-gas link to Germany run counter to EU interests and risk further destabilizing Ukraine.

The letter, written on November 26, was signed by Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

A group of European companies signed an agreement with Gazprom in September to expand its Nord Stream p...

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