BERLIN, February 21. / TASS /. The argument about the growing dependence of the European Union on Russian gas is false, Russia and the countries of Europe are mutually interested in the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project, said the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce in a statement on Thursday.
"Europe’s one-sided dependence on gas supplies from Russia, which is often cited as an argument against the Nord Stream 2 project, is actually a false argument. This dependence is mutual and bilateral. If you take a sober attitude, the European Union depends on Russian gas supplies less than Russia depends on the influx of currency due to gas supplies to Europe," the statement said.
"In order to withstand global competition, energy-intensive German industries need affordable energy," the Chamber said. "In this regard, the energy potential of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline with a design capacity of 55 billion cubic meters makes the necessary contribution, especially against the background of the decision to abandon the nuclear energy and the planned coal refusal. ".