Construction of controversial Baltic Sea pipeline to start next year (1)
Arvamus 28 Oct 2009  EWR
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Valentina Pop
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Construction on the controversial Russian-German gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea looks set to start next year, after Denmark recently gave a green light to the environmental impact of the project, Nord Stream's pointman in Brussels told this website.

Back in 2005, it was dubbed the "Schroder-Putin" pipeline, after a controversial deal between the then German chancellor and Russian president, announced weeks before the German general elections. Mr Schroder lost the elections that year, but pocketed a well-paid job with Russia's gas giant Gazprom, as chairman of the Nord Stream consortium set to develop the pipeline.

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