A diplomatic source in Brussels said the ambassadors of the European Union gave Romania a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Commission regarding the revision of the Gas Directive. The basis of this project is a watered-down amendments proposed by Germany and France. It is reported by TASS, reports the “League news Russia”.
This information was confirmed by the presidency of Romania in the EU Council.
The German news Agency DPA reported that the revised project does not involve the blocking of the project of the pipeline “Nord stream – 2”.
In turn, the representative of the European Commission ANCA Paduraru said that the talks “will begin next week.”
The basis of the mandate “lay down the revised Franco-German proposal”. According to another source, the project of Berlin and Paris have removed two critical issues of amendments to the Gas Directive: the contradiction of the UN Convention on the law of the sea and limited transfer of sovereign powers to the European Commission of the countries – EU members.
This decision also cancels joint press conference of the Makron with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As you know, it was scheduled on the second day of the conference, 16 February.
According to media reports, the reason for the discrepancy between named graphs leaders. At the same time, it is noted that the cancellation of Macron occurred on the background of disagreements with Berlin on the issue of implementation of the project “Northern stream-2”. In General, recently there has been a gradual cooling in relations between France and Germany.