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“All federal governments have backed Nord Stream 2”

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From the point of view of Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania should not be held solely responsible for supporting the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. “All federal governments have opted for Nord Stream 2,” said the SPD politician in an interview with the ZDF morning magazine (Moma) on Thursday. The country has implemented this – since the German-Russian pipeline lands in Western Pomerania.

Schwesig does not think it is right to blame Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania alone for the energy project that was stopped in the course of the war in Ukraine, while large parts of Germany continue to be supplied with gas from the sister pipeline Nord Stream 1, which is also located in Lubmin, Germany bottom reached. Regarding the motives of the state government, Schwesig said that it was about avoiding an investment ruin in the Baltic Sea.

The support of the pipeline by the MV climate foundation set up by the state government is again an issue before the district court in Schwerin on Thursday afternoon. A WELT journalist had filed a lawsuit against the foundation run by ex-Prime Minister Erwin Sellering (SPD): He wants to receive information about the way in which the climate foundation supported the completion of the gas pipeline.

According to a court spokesman, the foundation had already answered the questions after a penalty payment had been threatened in the meantime. Whether the answers given are sufficient from the point of view of the plaintiff is still open.