The head of the Munich security conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, commented on the situation around the US sanctions against the gas pipeline project "Nord stream 2".
"U.S. trade with Russia is OK, and the trade of Germany with Russia - not OK?" - wrote Ischinger on Twitter, responding to a message former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenelle.
The Austrian authorities rejected US plans to impose extraterritorial sanctions on the "Nord stream 2", the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the country.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the state Department published recommendations in the framework of the law on counteraction to Russia through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream 2" and second thread "Turkish stream." These actions put at risk the us sanctions on investments and other actions associated with the Russian export gas pipelines.
The Austrian foreign Minister Alexander Shallenberg on Wednesday warned citizens against travel to countries of the Western Balkans due to the deteriorating situation there with the coronavirus.
We are talking about Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia, Serbia and breakaway Kosovo.
Austria from June 16 to negate the limitations due to the coronavirus study of 31 European countries, including Italy, said Wednesday the foreign Minister of the Republic Alexander Shallenberg.
"From midnight of June 16 to we cancel the restrictions in connection with the coronavirus, it has a 14-day quarantine and necessary test for the coronavirus that arrive from 31 countries. In total, we are opening the Austrian border for all countries of the EU, EEA, EFTA, but subject to four important exceptions: Sweden, the UK, Spain and Portugal," said Ellenberg at a press conference.