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Posner explained why Russia has not joined NATO

TV presenter and journalist Vladimir Pozner has commented on the statement of a member of the Bundestag of the CDU/CSU Christian Schmidt, who offered again to discuss Russia's accession to NATO, as seriously mentioned in the 1990-ies. The statement of the TV host is in his interview on the website of the daily mail.

He recalled that the idea of Russia's accession to the EU and NATO supported Boris Yeltsin and later Vladimir Putin.

In the Bundestag proposed a response to threats to the "Nord stream — 2"

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.

"Get out immediately". US threatens Europe's sanctions

The United States all the forces prevented Russia to finish the construction "Nord stream — 2". Before laying the last section of congressmen endorsed the new restrictions. In response, the German authorities threatened to impose duties on liquefied gas from America. What will the war of sanctions — in the material RIA Novosti.

"Get out," asked Mike Pompeo to foreign participants of the project "Northern stream — 2". The Secretary of state announced that the restrictions will affect, and "Turkish stream". And those who disobey, expect big trouble.

The German foreign Ministry refused to present information about cyber attacks on the Bundestag

The objectives of the government of Germany is not included the submission of evidence in connection with allegations of the involvement of the Russians to attack on the Bundestag in 2015, said at the briefing, the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

"It's not the government's job is to present evidence, it is within the scope of the trial," said Burger, adding that Berlin believes that there is "credible evidence" that the Russians, accused of involvement in the crime, at the time of its Commission was in the service of Russian intelligence services and that he is a member of the hacker group, which is suspected in the attack on the Bundestag in 2015.

The German MP called for a resumption of the discussion of Russia joining NATO

It is necessary to discuss Russia's accession to NATO, as seriously mentioned in the 1990-ies, said a member of the Bundestag from the CDU/CSU Christian Schmidt.

Schmidt held the post of Minister of food and agriculture from 2014 to 2018, and was also Minister of transport and digital infrastructure 2017 and 2018.

The crisis of the foundations. Germany argues with US and wants dialogue with Russia

. The transatlantic partnership again pass the test of strength. This time the call is internal: the allies and Germany intend to impose reciprocal sanctions over the Russian gas pipeline. Angela Merkel doubts the desire of Americans to remain leaders and calls on the EU to come together for constructive dialogue with Russia. If it helps, Moscow, versed RIA Novosti.

The restrictive measures of the United States — a violation of the sovereignty of the EU and European energy security. So in the German foreign Ministry reacted to the news about the upcoming Berlin against the sanctions because of "Nord stream — 2".

The Bundestag adopted the law on the cessation of use of coal in power generation

The Bundestag plenary session on Friday adopted a law providing for the termination of the use of fossil coal in electricity generation by 2038, according to the results of the vote.

Members voted on two bills, one aimed at the structural support of the regions in which coal energy is the main source of energy. This document provides for financial support of North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Brandenburg for the employment of people who will lose their jobs because of the reform. The second bill was the main - act on the cessation of the use of fossil coal (Kohleausstieggesetz).

Photo and video under skirt will become a criminal offence in Germany

The Bundestag passed a law requiring secret photos and videos under the skirt (upskirting) will become a criminal offence, informs television channel ARD.

As expected, the new law will take effect in the fall. According to the Minister of justice Christine Lambrecht, these photos not only violate individual rights but also the right to sexual self-determination. "To photograph a woman under her skirt or the neckline is a shameless violation of her intimate sphere", - said the Minister. Previously, such a photography was considered an administrative offense, for which threatened a minor penalty, said the TV channel.

Pushkov told about the growing problems between the United States and Germany

"Disengagement" between the US and Germany deepens, wrote on Twitter the Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov, noting that the Bundestag majority in favour of the completion of the construction of the "Nord stream — 2" and believes that US sanctions unacceptable and they need to defend themselves.

Thus, according to Pushkov, the German foreign Minister raises the question more broadly. He noted that there was a shift, and prepared US for the allies, the doctrine of "limited sovereignty" is no longer perceived as something absolute.

In Germany urged not to babble in response to US sanctions

We need to stop "throwing U.S. cotton balls" and give a tough response to sanctions against the project of the pipeline "Nord stream 2", said at a press conference in Berlin the head of the Committee of the Bundestag on energy Klaus Ernst.

"The Federal government must stop throwing cotton balls and start solving problems, and defending against attacks on the sovereignty of Germany and Europe," said harms.

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