In relation to the article in “The Guardian” UK university accused of giving platform to Nord Stream 2 lobbyist published on 26th of July 2018, Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) would like to inform that we have ceased cooperation with Pflüger International GmbH at the end of 2016 and have no further contractual or any other relations.
As far as Nord Stream 2 pipeline is concerned, CEEP has persistently opposed the project as economically detrimental for the Central and Eastern European countries and undermining the EU’s achievement in the security of gas supply, solidarity principle and Energy Union objectives. Therefore, CEEP has consistently called for the amendment of Gas Directive which would guarantee the application of the EU law to NS2. Our position might be well subsumed by published by CEEP articles: Brussels and Nord Stream 2. Intergovernmental agreement – the way out of a deadlock?, A Pipeline Too Far? EU Law Obstacles to Nord Stream 2 or The EU’s Gas Directive and new energy security challenges of the EU
Furthermore, CEEP organized in Brussels two debates which presented a negative assessment of the project from the point of view of stakeholders from CEE, including Nord Stream 2: Assessing the economic and security impact on Central and Eastern Europe and Reviewing the Gas Directive: Opportunities and Challenges