European Union – Energy - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (07.02.19)

Q : The Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper announced that on Friday France intended to support the amendments to the EU Gas Directive that would limit the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project, to which Germany is opposed. Can you comment on this report?

A : The revision of the EU Gas Directive is aimed at applying the rules of the third energy packet on all pipelines with third countries entering EU territory. The revised directive would apply to the Nord Stream 2 project.

France intends to support the adoption of such a directive. Work is continuing with our partners, especially Germany, on the amendments that could be made to this text.