The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) commented on the call of the country’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen to start a new discussion on the construction of the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline against the background of the situation with Alexey Navalny.
As the representative of the regulator, Morten Christensen told whether the DEA would be able to revoke the permission to lay the pipe, the Agency’s task is to monitor compliance with environmental and safety requirements.
According to him, Denmark, like the other Baltic Sea States, has ratified the Convention on the law of the sea and is therefore obliged to allow transit pipelines on its sections of the continental shelf.
“The responsibility of the Danish Energy Agency in relation to pipe laying is limited to ensuring that companies comply with the conditions under which the permit was granted,” Christensen said.
The DEA issued a construction permit for the pipeline in July 2019, and most of the project has been completed today.
The incident with Alexey Navalny complicates the situation around “Nord stream-2.” In Berlin, they said that the Russian was poisoned with a military substance from the Novichok family. After that, there were calls in Germany to block the project.