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Sweden's government approves contentious gas pipeline

The Swedish government has agreed to let Nord Stream 2 pass through the Swedish part of the Baltic Sea.

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Sweden's government has given the go-ahead for gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 to pass through Sweden's economic zone in the Baltic Sea – despite the fact that the government is critical toward the project.

The country's Minister of Business Mikael Damberg says, according to news agency TT, that Sweden cannot in principle say no, but that the country will set out a series of requirements before the construction of the project begins.

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