To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the German Government's temporary block of the NordStream 2 Pipeline; and what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on reconsideration of that project.
19 November 2021
In accordance with German law, the certification procedure for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been temporarily suspended by the German regulator for technical reasons. The Foreign Secretary has not raised this technical delay with her European counterparts. Decisions on German energy supply are ultimately a matter for Germany.
The UK remains concerned about the impact Nord Stream 2 will have on European energy security and particularly on the interests of Ukraine. The UK will continue to work with Germany and other international partners to call on Russia to fulfil its international obligations.