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The analyst called upon to answer the threat of the U.S. against the "Nord stream – 2"

Political Europe's response to U.S. sanctions against the project "Nord stream 2", told RIA Novosti the German political scientist Alexander Rahr.

Previously, the need "political response" to the threat of Washington sanctions against companies involved in the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream – 2", said in Vienna head of Austrian oil and gas Corporation OMV Rainer Seele, it was quoted by the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

The expert told about the expectations from the German presidency in the EU Council

The success of the outbreak of the German presidency of the EU Council will be the preservation of the EU as an economic block, every effort will be left to struggle with the economic consequences of a pandemic coronavirus, the other issues will recede into the background, says German political analyst Alexander Rahr.

Germany Wednesday begins the semi-annual presidency in the EU Council. The mechanism of the presidency allows a country-member of EU for six months to take on the role of leader of the Union in addressing the pressing issues on the agenda. The program of the German presidency focused on the fight against the pandemic coronavirus and its implications, with a focus on what the EU's response, especially in the field of economic recovery needs to be strategic and oriented to the future, in particular, to understand the objectives of climate protection and adaptation of the economy under the green technology and the further digitalization of the economy with an eye on the "digital sovereignty".

The expert told about the potential response of Germany "Nord stream — 2"

The response of Germany to possible U.S. sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2" is limited, we can talk about the support of private companies affected by the restrictions, but not about the real counter-sanctions, the decision on which can only be taken EU, told RIA Novosti the German political scientist Alexander Rahr.

The German authorities are preparing retaliatory measures if the White house realizes its threat of dopanti against the pipeline "Nord stream 2", reported Bloomberg, citing government sources in Berlin. In an internal document, the German economy Ministry says new US sanctions may affect a substantial number of European companies and banks, and government organizations. In response, the government of Angela Merkel is considering a plan for the coordinated action of the European Union, the Agency said.

The analyst explained the difference of perception of world war II in Russia and Europe

Article of Russian President Vladimir Putin is very useful, because it invites to discussions about the causes of the Second world war, at the same time, you need to consider the difference of perception of those events, the Russians and the Europeans, says German political scientist, head of project "German-Russian forum" Alexander Rahr.

At the same time, he noted that the English and the German press reacted to the article, Putin negatively. According to them, "the axiom of the Second world war that the priority memory is the Holocaust, not the glorification of the Soviet army".

A German scientist called Putin's article an outstretched hand to the West

Article of Russian President Vladimir Putin will be misinterpreted in the West: it deems confrontational, although, in fact, the Russian leader reaches out to international partners, told RIA Novosti the German political scientist Alexander Rahr.

Putin wrote an article about the Second world war. It is called "the Actual lessons of the 75th anniversary of the Second world war." Putin, in particular, writes that attempts to revise the results of world war I, which are observed today in the West, threaten the principles of peaceful development.