The construction of the gas pipeline "Nord stream – 2" is a danger to the Slovak Republic And EU, with this statement was expressed at the Brussels meeting of the Council of the EU on energy Chapter of the Ministry of economy Slovakia Hud?k Vasil.
"the story is about the expansion of an existing pipeline, and This – potential Risk for Slovakia And the EU ", – according to the news Agency, citing Slovak media." in case of realization of the project "Northern stream – 2" gas from Russia would be transported via Ukraine And Slovakia further West, – He explained.– This is contrary to the interests of the European Union. On the subject (approach to the creation of the pipeline) we have teamed up with other States – EU members who understand what is happening as Slovakia ". Hud?k believes that the construction of the "Nord stream – 2" undermines energy security of the EU." It is not only the problem of Slovakia, This applies to how well we will ensure energy security of the EU. The pipeline will only increase Europe's dependence on one source of gas, " – proves the head of the Ministry. In his vision, " the extension of the gas pipeline under the Baltic sea will increase the final price of gas for European customers "." in addition, the implementation of these plans contradicts the logic – we already have the Pipeline running through Ukraine And Slovakia. We believe, no need to create something that already works, just to redirect the transit routes in the other direction ", - has declared Hud?k. He said that Slovakia each year receives a budget of about 400 million euros for pumping gas from Russia to Western European countries. The head of the Ministry noticed that Bratislava was informed Berlin about their views on the draft gas pipeline. However, Slovakia even in case of realization of the project will receive gas from Russia." Republic connected to transit pipelines in Austria, where there is a sufficient volume of gas from Russia. We will have the necessary volume of gas, but we will lose income from transit. Also with the position of the European energy strategy will decrease the status of our country ", - has declared the head of the Ministry.
The suspension of gas transit from Russia through Ukrainian territory, according to his vision, " would have been a major blow to Ukraine, the destabilization of which means a lack of stability in the European Union, And for example in Slovakia ". First Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert fico spoke principally against the construction of the gas pipeline " Nord stream – 2 "." within the European Council for many years talked about the need to help Ukraine to remain a transit country, to assist it in the winter months. And at the same time, we are faced with the fact that Gazprom has signed with European countries authorized the agreement that will build a new line of Nord stream. I would wish to take advantage of some normal expressions, but I Wish to speak expressive: they just make idiots of us ", – He said after talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. 4 September, the Russian Firm Gazprom signed the shareholder agreement on the gas pipeline " Nord stream – 2 ", which provides for an increase in the supply of natural gas to the EU. Signatures under the document were put by head of Gazprom Alexey Miller, the Chairman of the Board of BASF Kurt Bock, Board member of E. ON Klaus sch?fer, Deputy General Director ENGIE Pierre Shreir, the head of OMV AG, Dr. Rainer Seele, managing Director of Royal Dutch Shell Ben van Bearden. Print edition OPINION noted, the participants asserted that the project needs Europe, And looked in detail, why this project is "no more political" than the " South stream ". According to experts, "Nord stream – 2" has two purposes, And the substitution of Ukrainian transit – only one of them. Main purpose the extension of gas supplies from Russia to North-Western Europe. The second task of the "Nord stream – 2" – Is the supply of gas to the Balkans." Pipe to supply gas North of the Balkans, plus Slovakia And Italy. It's just most of the fuel that is transported nowadays through the territory of Ukraine ", – stresses field specialist, Deputy Director of the national energy security Fund Alexei Grivach.