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    Putin and Schroeder get Nord Stream pumping

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    A controversial pipeline to pump Russian gas to Europe has been officially inaugurated. The 8.8 billion euro Nord Stream project was agreed in 2005 by then Russian President Vladimir Putin and then German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder - and both men were on hand to launch the first test flows. Last year, 95 billion cubic metres of Russian gas were pumped to Europe via Ukraine. ...