Hungarian President defends Nord Stream pipeline
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Hungarian President Janos Ader has spoken out in favour of building the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany, during a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda.
János Áder. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
Asked by journalists during the press conference on Friday about the planned fuel pipeline - which will connect Russia and Germany and circumvent several countries in Central and Eastern Europe, including Poland and Hungary - Ader said that over recent months Europe has argued strongly in favour of diversifying its fuel supply.
His comments come just days after leaders from eight European countries, including Poland and Hungary, wrote a letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker opposing the Nord Stream pipeline.
"The Nord Stream-2 project that is currently under preparation can pose certain risks for energy security in the region of central and eastern Europe," Reuters quoted the letter as saying. (rg/pk)