The political response of Germany to the threat of sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2" should contain three points: the need of the project, commitment to the interests of the German and European economy and partnership with Russia, told RIA Novosti the head of the German-Russian group in the Bundestag, a Deputy from the party "Alternative for Germany" Robbie Slung.
"The political response must be clear: Yes - the "Nord stream — 2", but the interests of the German and European economy, and Yes - a comprehensive Eastern partnership on mutually beneficial terms, from Dublin to Vladivostok. I personally wish Ms. Merkel and Mr. Maas has shown more courage and creativity in the interests of Germany, and to economic blackmail, no matter where it comes, was explicitly rejected. Most of our people here in Germany, waiting for it," said Slund.
The faction of the liberal Free democratic party (FDP) Bundestag sent a letter to us senators Ted Cruz and Genie Sahin, which protested against the impending sanctions against the European gas pipeline "Nord stream – 2", told RIA Novosti the official representative of the faction on energy, Martin Neumann.
"Because the position of his colleagues in the parliamentary group of the FDP is clear: we do not tolerate the intervention of America in European Affairs", - he said.
The European Union has nothing to respond to US threats to impose sanctions against companies involved in the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream 2", Brussels desired common position towards Russia, said RIA Novosti the scientific coordinator of the Center for Eurasian studies, University of Vienna, scientific Director of the Institute for security policy, Alexander Dubovy.
Previously, the need "political response" to the threat of Washington sanctions against these companies, said the head of the Austrian OMV oil and gas Corporation Dr. Rainer Seele.
The economic interests of Europe in connection with the construction of the gas pipeline "Nord stream – 2" is necessary to protect Washington's actions put into question the continuation of a strong partnership, and sanctions against the pipeline are of a pronounced political character, said RIA Novosti Deputy, member of the international Committee of the Bundestag faction of the "Alternative for Germany" Waldemar Gerdt.
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 head of the Austrian oil company OMV Rainer Seele said about the need for "political response" to the threat of Washington sanctions against companies involved in the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2", writes the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
According to him, green said that the question is to what extent Europe will defend its sovereignty and its independence, especially in regard to energy issues.
The project "Northern stream - 2" remains at the heart of the Russian-Austrian energy dialogue with the political support of both parties, said Tuesday the Ambassador of Russia in Austria Dmitry lubinsky.
"Energy companies "Gazprom" and OMV are cooperating closely for more than 50 years, and the project of the pipeline "Nord stream - 2", in which OMV is active investing, remains in the center of the Russian-Austrian energy dialogue. With the political support of both parties", - said the Ambassador in an online event, organized by the Austrian-Russian friendship society in Vienna.