Disinfo: Baltic countries don’t oppose Nord Stream 2 anymore

Summary

Until recently, the Baltic countries were fiercely against the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline. In the end of last year they suddenly stopped opposing.

 

Disproof

In December 2017, pro-Kremlin outlets like Sputnik published articles about sudden change in Baltic countries' position regarding the Nord Stream 2.

The disinformation about the change is based on a statement by prime ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. They note only that "the Nord Stream 2 project, if implemented. must be in full compliance with the EU acquis and the Energy Union principles."

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė stressed in October that the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 "contravened the Energy Union’s objectives and would further increase European dependence on Gazprom's supplies."

Estonia has also raised concerns about the geopolitical effect of Nord Stream as  a project which goes against the principles of the Energy Union and gives Russia more instruments to use energy as a foreign policy tool.

Further debunking by the Insider.

For background see: www.ft.com/content/25a17928-96c3-11e6-a1dc-bdf38d484582, , www.dw.com/en/nordstream-ii-gas-pipeline-in-deep-water/a-41372833,

 

 

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 97
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/02/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Latvia, Baltic states, Estonia, Lithuania
  • Keywords: Energy
  • Outlet: Vesti nedeli s Dmitriem Kiselyovym @Rossiya 1, 01:23
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