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Lithuania, Denmark to press Brussels over Nord Stream 2

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The foreign ministers of Lithuania and Denmark criticized the plans of expanding the Nord Stream gas pipeline on the bottom of the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany.

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They were pledging efforts to influence the European Commission (EC) into being stricter in connection to the project, reports LETA/BNS.

Lithuania and Denmark believe that gas pipeline project, which is being developed by Russia's Gazprom and a few other European companies, would make Europe more dependent on Russian gas and undermine Ukraine as a transit country.

Nord Stream 2 developers seek the gas pipeline to be laid on the bottom of the Baltic Sea and cross Denmark's territorial waters before reaching Germany.

The Danish government has confirmed receipt of the request, pledging to look into it, at the same time drafting legal bills that would allow blocking the pipeline due to foreign and security policy reasons.

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