Germany has allowed Nord Stream 2 to skirt European rules

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Germany’s parliament has passed an energy law that allows part of russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline project to skirt European rules that forbid one entity from being both the producer and supplier of natural gas, rferl reports.

It’s one of the last hurdles to be overcome for the completion of the 1,225-kilometer underwater pipeline project owned by russia’s state-owned Gazprom company.

The project has divided Europe, with critics saying it will increase Europe’s dependence on russian energy, boost the kremlin’s coffers for military adventures, and hurt Ukraine.

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