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Heads of eastern German regions speak in favor of Nord Stream 2

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 20, 2020
The prime ministers of eastern German regions unanimously spoke in favor of completing the Nord Stream 2.
Michael Muller
Eastern German regions   Michael Muller
The meeting brought together heads of six German states - Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

Topics: German Nord Stream

"The project is important for future energy supply to Germany and Europe," therefore, completing it would be "right and justified," the officials said in a joint document.

"We need to look at the consequences that withdrawal from this project would entail. Here, the prime ministers are united in the opinion that they would be significant, first of all for the energy supply," said Michael Muller, the head of the Berlin Government who now chairs the conference of heads of the eastern German states.

According to Muller, gas will remain an important source of energy during the country’s transition to renewable sources of energy.

"This is the project that plays a decisive role in our amended energy and climate policy. Therefore, we came to a conclusion that we want to continue it," Muller said.

Meanwhile, premier of Saxony Michael Kretschmer said Nord Stream 2 was needed both for the country’s economy and for preserving Germany's ties with Russia. He also called for an investigation into the incident involving Russian blogger Alexei Navalny.