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12 February 2016 13:37 (South Africa)

The Baltic Sea pipeline gets a major boost

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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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The Russian-German consortium, Nord Stream, was jubilant on Thursday after Sweden and Finland approved the parts of the gigantic gas pipeline that would go through their waters. Nord Stream, owned by Russia's Gazprom, Germany's BASF and E.ON, plans to build a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Western Europe as an alternative to the current one, which presents a continuous risk of supply disruptions thanks to a long-standing dispute between Russia and Ukraine. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was jubilant and profusely thanked Sweden and Finland on their “wise” decision. The new pipeline will probably start operating in 2012. Read more: Reuters

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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