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Germany urged to respond to U.S. sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

Attempt by Berlin to negotiate with the United States on the "Nord stream — 2" through diplomacy, without the imposition of counter-sanctions leads to surrender of sovereignty to Germany and Europe, told RIA Novosti the official representative of the "Alternative for Germany" in the Bundestag on energy Steffen Cotterêts.

"I am, despite all, was confident that the project will be completed - Russia has always found ways to cope with difficulties. The question is how broad is the support of the German government and the EU. I see problems here. The government and the Chancellor reiterated that they do not want to take counter measures that they want to stay in the negotiations. I believe that a surrender of sovereignty, to immediately begin to threaten counter-measures, for example, refuse to purchase U.S. LNG, the introduction of customs duties and various sanctions. You might think about to take sanctions against the initiators (US sanctions)," said KOTRA.

In the Bundestag protested the U.S. Senator for the "Nord stream — 2"

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 analyst assessed the situation around the "North stream — 2"

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 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 German MP said the need to protect the sovereignty of Europe

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.