Cui bono? Danish Draft Bill to Subject Pipe Laying to Danish Foreign Policy
The Danish Cabinet recently discussed a draft bill amending the Danish Continental Shelf Act. This bill is to be submitted to the Danish Parliament for its new session starting in October 2017. At its core is a new provision, that a permission to lay pipelines can only be granted if compatible with Denmark’s foreign, security and defense political interests based on a recommendation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs.