Nord Stream 2 on hold: Ukraine praises German government’s decision

Scholz said he asked the Economics Ministry to withdraw the existing report on the analysis of supply security at the Federal Network Agency. “This sounds technical, but it is the necessary step under administrative law so that no certification of the pipeline can happen now.” Without this certification, Nord Stream 2 could not go into operation. On Twitter, US President Joe Biden’s spokeswoman had suggested that the move happened because of US pressure.

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