On the afternoon of the 21st local time, the European Parliament passed a resolution on the last day of the plenary meeting, requiring the EU and Russia to immediately stop the construction of the “controversial” Nord Stream II natural gas pipeline project.
The European Parliament stated in a statement that as relations between the two sides have continued to deteriorate over the years, members of the European Parliament emphasized that EU countries should carefully review cooperation with Russia in foreign policy platforms and engineering construction, including the “Nord Stream II” natural gas pipeline project. .
The statement also stated that the EU should not continue to welcome Russia’s “unknown” wealth investment.
This resolution was passed against the background of the arrest of Russian opposition activist Navalny returning home.
The resolution also requires EU member states to impose stricter sanctions on Russian personnel and institutions involved.