Given the political will both in Germany and in Russia to complete this pipeline, the amended Directive is unlikely to halt construction of Nord Stream 2 as some EU member states hoped. However, the amended Directive is capable of delaying or even suspending its operation.
The most likely scenario would involve German authorities confirming Nord Stream 2 compliance with the amended Directive. The most likely implementation mechanism would entail transfer of ownership and/or operating rights of the entire pipeline or its German section to an existing or a new Transmission System Operator (TSO) with subsequent certification of compliance by the German authorities and the EU….
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