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Schroeder says U.S. pressure on Nord Stream 2 main reason for delays

Schroeder says U.S. pressure on Nord Stream 2 main reason for delays
FILE PHOTO: Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is pictured during an interview with Reuters in his office in Berlin, Germany, November 15, 2018. Picture taken November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch -
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ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – U.S. pressure on Denmark is the main reason for delays on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built to Europe, the pipeline project’s chairman Gerhard Schroeder said on Friday.

The former German chancellor said that U.S. gas was more expensive than Russian gas and would be a bad choice for Europe. He said upcoming elections in Denmark were giving hope the Nord Stream 2 pipeline would be finished on time.

(Reporting by Dmitry Zhdannikov, Olesya Astakhova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by David Goodman)

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