The German Constitutional Court did not reject the lawsuit demanding the disclosure of the names of all companies involved in the completion of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This is stated in a message published on Thursday on the website of the MV Climate and Environmental Protection Foundation.
“Unfortunately, the Federal Constitutional Court did not accept our objections. [по поводу иска]. We are very sorry about this. Contrary to our strong belief, we will now have to name many companies from the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. These companies are not guilty of anything, they acted legally. And they trusted the Landtag (regional parliament) and the state government, which promised protection from US sanctions,” the fund said in a statement.
The organization also said that because of the court decision, these firms may face “public attacks and economic difficulties.”
A lawsuit demanding the disclosure of the names of the companies involved in the completion of the Nord Stream 2 project was previously filed by the German publications Bild and Die Welt against the MV Climate and Environmental Protection Foundation. Both newspapers are part of the media concern Axel Springer.
The Environmental Fund “Climate and Environment Protection MV” was established on January 19, 2021 in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with the participation of Nord Stream 2 AG. Among the goals of the organization is “a contribution to the continuation of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.” German politicians, primarily from among the “greens”, have sharply criticized the creation of the fund, arguing that the regional authorities are acting in the interests of Moscow and Gazprom.