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Nord Stream 2: Downgrading Europe’s Security of Supply Where it MattersPublished: 8 of March, 2016

Nord Stream 2 is the latest Russian incarnation intended to bypass Ukraine and bring Russian gas directly to Europe’s borders. It would double the existing Nord Stream capacity to 110 bcm/year with two additional strings between Russia and Germany under the Baltic Sea. In spite of a recently signed shareholders agreement between Russian gas giant Gazprom and five European firms and unflinching German support, Nord Stream 2 remains subject to considerable legal and regulatory oversight at the discretion of the European Commission.