Russian and German energy companies, the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline project with strong political support from their home governments but with resistance from other states. Although the pipeline would connect Russia directly to Germany, the project was not only a bilateral matter. First, the need for building permits involved in several jurisdictions around the Baltic Sea to secure other countries. And secondly, Germany’s membership in the European Union result in compliance wi … Read more »

Russian and German energy companies, the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline project with strong political support from their home governments but with resistance from other states. Although the pipeline would connect Russia directly to Germany, the project was not only a bilateral matter. First, the need for building permits involved in several jurisdictions around the Baltic Sea to secure other countries. And secondly, Germany’s membership in the European Union, with goals and values ​​of the Union, which brought to succumb to the imperative of collective action in terms of energy and hazards emphasizes “national reflexes.” Thus, the effects of the project was a concern throughout the European Union, but Europeans struggled to understand the meaning of the Nord Stream articulate: it was a “separate peace” between Russia and Germany at the expense of the other, or was it a pan-European deal to the benefit of all? As is the case chronicles the success depended on the ability of Nord Stream their creators to ensure that the latter view prevailed over the former.
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Rawi Abdelal,
Sogomon Tarontsi
Source: Harvard Business School
40 pages.
Release Date: 4 November 2010. Prod #: 711 026 PDF-ENG
Energy Security in Europe (A): Nord Stream HBR case solution