German SPD official defends pro-Nord Stream 2 policy

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By Andreas Rinke FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany should not be mixed up with political and human rights disputes with Moscow, a senior official from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) that leads Germany’s coalition government told Reuters. The pipeline was completed in September, but is awaiting approval from German and European Union regulators, and some politicians – in Germany and abroad – have said it should be blocked due to several policy disagreements with Russia. “Nord Stream 2 is, so to say, nearly connected to the grid, with only the la…

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