Opening of Nord Stream 2 blocked?

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is not exempt from EU rules requiring owners of pipelines to be different from the suppliers of the gas that flows in them to ensure fair competition, the Duesseldorf Higher Regional Court ruled on August 25. It has rejected a challenge from the operators of the Gazprom-backed (project to carry gas who had argued the rules were discriminatory. The operating consortium had sought a review of a decision in May 2020 by the German