Volte-face de la France sur le gazoduc #Nord_Stream qui s’aligne ainsi sur la politique états-unienne et risque de provoquer la fureur de l’Allemagne
France and Germany Face Off Over Russian Pipeline – Foreign Policy
Though Berlin badly wants it built, Paris is set to side with the EU on new rules intended to contain Moscow.
The United States has spent years trying to derail a controversial Russian gas pipeline in Europe. France may have just found a way to kill it—and possibly strangle Paris’s newfound rapprochement with Berlin at the same time.
This Friday in Brussels, the Council of the European Union will vote on a seemingly arcane directive meant to apply European Union market rules to energy projects that start in a third country—like the #Nord_Stream_2 #pipeline from Russia. In a surprising about-face, first reported in the German press, France has now decided to back the directive. That risks angering Germany—which really wanted to build the pipeline with Russia—and potentially dooming the $11 billion energy project, a priority for Russian President Vladimir Putin.