OREANDA-NEWS. An appeal for Danish permission to lay the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline southeast of Bornholm Island has been submitted to the Energy Appeals Board of Denmark. On November 29, it was reported by TASS news agency, citing the representative of the institution Ellen Ovig Jorgensen.

“A complaint about the Nord Stream 2 project was filed within the deadlines for appeals,” she told journalists, but did not point what country had done that. The deadline for filing a complaint expired on November 27 at 15:00 local time.

Jorgensen noted that usually a complaint does not suspend a decision on a case and added that, as a rule, the Board takes a decision within 17 months.

On October 30, the Danish Energy Agency gave permission for the construction of a gas pipeline and announced that Nord Stream 2 would be laid on the Danish continental shelf southeast of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. The next day, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the decision of Denmark strengthens Russia’s geopolitical position and weakens European countries.

On November 21, Minister of Energy of Ukraine Oleksiy Orzhel said that Kiev authorities were considering the possibility of appealing against the decision of Denmark on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Earlier at the same day, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak announced that Nord Stream 2 would start operating in 2020. However, the politician did not mention in what month it should be launched. According to him, at the moment, 80 % of work is completed.