North Stream issue 'intriguing' says Renzi (2)

'Ball in EC's court now'

(ANSA) - Rome, December 18 - Premier Matteo Renzi said at the close of an EU summit in Brussels Friday that the North Stream pipeline issue is "intriguing". "A majority of countries support our position, against Germany and the Netherlands," he said. "Now the ball is in the (European) Commission's court". The decision to double the North Stream pipeline project "was approved on the sly after the elimination of South Stream last year sparked a mad number of lawsuits," he added.
    "Several leaders have tabled the issue of the North Stream pipeline," European Council President Donald Tusk said. "Italy and Bulgaria need clarification on the feasibility of the North Stream project after the South Stream pipeline that was supposed to bypass Ukraine to bring Russian gas into Europe was judged not to be feasible," Tusk said.


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