Fascinating piece on legal grounds to stop Nord Stream 2 by Konrad Schuller (who doesn’t seen to be on Twitter) in @faznet —> in German, so for all you poor souls who don’t speak my mother tongue, here’s a thread to summarize 1/n

faz.net/-gq5-a3bac?pre… #fplus via @faznet
Background: there’s a growing movement in Berlin arguing for cancellation of Nord Stream 2 (details in my Sept. 10 FT column brookings.edu/blog/order-fro…)
Now the Green co-party leader @ABaerbock and Green MEP @bueti have laid out the legal argument:
1/2
thanks to @szaulo, here’s Konrad Schuller’s twitter handle: @SchullerKonrad
Back to the legal argument for stopping #NordStream2:

1. GE government should declare that the pipeline threatens European security. Why?
1/3
— NS2 is a Swiss company owned 100% by Gazprom, the RU state energy monopolist
— NS2 profits feed the RU state’s aggression abroad (Libya, Syria, Ukraine) ...

1/4
... as well as the system of domestic security services (FSB, SVR) and mil. chemical weapons labs which —according to GE govt — are the source of the new and particularly lethal strain of #Novichok used to poison #Navalny
- > details here: zeit.de/2020/38/deutsc…

1/5
@ABaerbock told @faznet: GE government needs to recognize that
#NordStream2 “splits Europe, endangers its security, & undermines its energy sovereignty”
— legal basis would be Art. 215 of the EU Treaty, see eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/Lex… which allows the Council to enact sanctions
1/6
— Another possible legal basis, addording to dep. PL FM Jablonski, is the EU sanctions regime against chem weapons enacted 10-15-2018 after the #Skripal attacks
— according to @SchullerKonrad, EU bureaucracy is discussing this option

But Green MEP @bueti suggests another:
1/7
@SchullerKonrad quotes @bueti as pointing out that #NordStream2 has not yet been certified by the Federal Network Agency (GE national network regulator):
— condition of certification is “the energy security of all EU member states”
— so certification should be denied

1/end

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Go to the Museum of Science and Industry, I was told. It has a submarine.

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