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EU nations back new rules that may stall Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An European Union plan to regulate Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline won the backing of the bloc’s capitals on Friday, one EU diplomat said, a move that would likely complicate but not rule out its construction.

A last ditch German, French proposal to amend some of the language of the new rules on how to regulate Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline was approved by most fellow EU member states.

The two major European powers, who both have energy firms invested in the new gas link under the Baltic Sea, were publicly at odds ahead of the EU meeting.

Reporting by Peter Maushagen and Alissa de Carbonnel; editing by Francesco Guarascio

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