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Parliamentary questions
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26 October 2009
O-0118/2009

ORAL QUESTION WITH DEBATE O-0118/09

pursuant to Rule 115 of the Rules of Procedure

by Radvilė Morkūnaitė, Sandra Kalniete, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Ville Itälä, Thomas Mann, Tunne Kelam, Isabella Lövin, Leonidas Donskis, Anna Rosbach, Charles Tannock, Sidonia Elżbieta Jędrzejewska, Algirdas Saudargas, Elisabeth Morin-Chartier, Marietta Giannakou, Vytautas Landsbergis, Gay Mitchell, Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, Jan Olbrycht, Sławomir Witold Nitras, Rafał Kazimierz Trzaskowski, Róża, Gräfin von Thun Und Hohenstein, Andrzej Grzyb, Janusz Lewandowski, Filip Kaczmarek, Jarosław Leszek Wałęsa, Artur Zasada, Jolanta Emilia Hibner, Gunnar Hökmark, Danuta Jazłowiecka, Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, Joanna Katarzyna Skrzydlewska, Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska, Piotr Borys, Tadeusz Zwiefka, Jarosław Kalinowski, Czesław Adam Siekierski, Philippe Juvin, Lívia Járóka, Romana Jordan Cizelj, Gaston Franco, Miroslav Mikolášik, Nadezhda Mihaylova, György Schöpflin, Birgit Schnieber-Jastram, Anna Záborská, Mario Mauro, János Áder, Wim van de Camp, Bendt Bendtsen, Bernd Posselt, Carl Haglund, Seán Kelly and Heidi Hautala

to the Commission


  Subject: Implementation of the EP resolution on the environmental impact of the planned gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea to link up Russia and Germany

A commercial project aiming at the construction in the Baltic Sea of the North European gas pipeline is being implemented. Although of purely commercial origin, this project was granted a trans-European network status. Therefore the EU institutions should play a more conscious and active role during its implementation.

 

Parliament has adopted a resolution on the environmental impact of the planned gas pipeline (P6_TA(2008)0336). The EU institutions and Member States have been called on to take positions regarding, inter alia, a truly independent environmental impact assessment of the project. Several EU Member States bordering the Baltic Sea disagree with the assessment that was paid for in advance by the ‘Nord Stream’ company and regard it as unreliable while Parliament’s requests remain ignored by business and Governments. We deplore the fact the EU institutions, in most cases, have not taken any measures.

 

Has the Commission analysed the environmental impact of the construction of the North European gas pipeline, particularly where considerations requiring a Commission opinion are involved, as specified in Directive 92/43/EEC[1]?

 

Has the Commission conducted or ensured the conduct of a thorough assessment of whether the project’s implementation is in keeping with EU legislation especially as regards environmental impact assessments and international law? Has the Commission required the project constructors and operators to assume full liability for compensation in case of a major failure in the pipeline or if construction work dislodges large amounts of poisonous sediment or discloses deadly chemicals in bombs and shells dumped after the Second World War?

 

 

Tabled: 26.10.2009

Forwarded: 28.10.2009

Deadline for reply: 04.11.2009

 

[1]  OJ L 206, 22.7.1992, p. 7.

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