Nord Stream 2 AG appealed against EU court ruling

Tuesday, 28 July, 2020 - 13:34

Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, has appealed the court's decision on the cancellation of Directive (EU) 2019/692, amending the EU Gas Directive, the press service of Nord Stream 2 told Interfax on Tuesday AG.

On July 25, 2019, Nord Stream 2 AG filed a claim with the European Union Court of General Jurisdiction to repeal Directive 2019/692 amending the EU Gas Directive.

"The company argued that this directive is a violation of the EU legal principles of equal treatment and proportionality," the plaintiff believes.

"On May 20, 2020, the court ruled to dismiss the claim for procedural reasons. The court did not reject the claim on the merits. Nord Stream 2 AG does not share the court's arguments regarding procedural issues and remains convinced that the amendments to the Gas Directive are illegal discrimination ", - note in Nord Stream 2 AG.

In this regard, on 28 July 2020, Nord Stream 2 appealed the decision of the Court of General Jurisdiction of the EU to the Court of Justice of the EU.

Directive 2019/692 applies the EU market rules to gas pipelines from third countries. It entered into force on May 23, 2019 and was to be implemented into national legislation by February 24, 2020. It obliges mainline operators to separate transport operations at the ownership level, introduce a non-discriminatory system of third-party access to transmission and distribution systems based on publicly published tariffs..