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EU stalls Russian gas pipeline, but probably won't stop it

Baltic plan exacerbates EU divisions over Russia; critics fear Nord Stream 2 will increase Gazprom's dominance

EU sources grugingly admit that Russia's determined push for Nord Stream 2 looks set to carry it over the numerous legal and financial hurdles in its path.


RUSSIA has the European Union (EU) in a bind.

The bloc is divided between eastern European and Baltic Sea countries that see a new pipeline carrying Russian gas across the Baltic making the EU a hostage to Moscow - and those in northern Europe, most especially the main...

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