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    Nord Stream 2 AG Says Discrimination Possible Under Revised EU Gas Doctrine

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The amendments to the EU Gas Directive may create a potentially discriminatory regulatory regime for individual projects, the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project told Sputnik on Thursday.

    "We continue to agree with the overwhelming majority of European industries who have profoundly criticized the legislative proposal, notably for a lack of impact assessment as well as legislative uncertainty for investors, including potentially discriminatory regulatory treatment of individual pipeline projects,” the Nord Stream 2 AG said in a commentary.

    EC Vice-President Maros Shefcovic said in January that Romania, as current chairman of the EU Council, had submitted for consideration a revised version of the amendments to the EU Gas Directive, which could affect Gazprom’s gas pipeline construction projects and the extension of the TurkStream gas pipeline to the European countries.

    READ MORE: US Criticism of Nord Stream 2 Due to American Energy Interests — German Official

    A spokesperson for the French Foreign Ministry said earlier on Thursday that France intended to support the revision of the EU Gas Directive that would be applied to the Nord Stream 2 project.

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