Last week, the European Commission waded in to one of the most heated rows affecting the EU. Brexit? No. It offered to negotiate directly with Russia about the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which aims to bring Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea. The pipeline – an initiative to pump gas straight to Germany to avoid transiting through hostile Ukraine and the fearful eastern European countries – has caused the biggest rift between Germany and EU member states – since, well, the last big rift over migration control and the euro. Why? writes Fairenergy.eu Director Peter Wilding.