So, there will likely be some strings attached to the Nord Stream 2 deal so other countries in Europe won't be cutoff arbitrarily, but it's looking right now like Nord Stream 2 will happen.
It's been quite obvious all along that the US global-imperialist-fascists simply wanted to gain more market share by unfair means.
European Union member states adopted a Franco-German compromise on Friday allowing Berlin to remain the lead negotiator with Russia on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe.
"The fact that the gas directive was then almost passed by consensus is also due to the growing displeasure among the EU states over the attempted US influence."
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in Moscow that Washington was spearheading efforts to undermine fair competition.
"This international project is necessary for Russia and the EU, but it is constantly attacked by third countries, more specifically by the United States," Peskov said.
Peskov accused Washington of "underhanded competition" by trying to encourage Europeans "to buy more expensive American gas".