U.S. authorities are increasing pressure on German and European companies involved in the construction of "Nord stream — 2", the newspaper "Die Welt" with reference to sources.
It is emphasized that the United States conducted two videoconferences with contractors of the gas pipeline from Germany and other European countries to "to indicate the far-reaching consequences for their further participation in the project". They were attended by representatives of the state Department, the Ministry of Finance and US Department of energy.
The sentence a German journalist of Turkish origin Deniz Hugely in Istanbul is "absolutely the wrong signal", contrary to the normalization of relations between Turkey and the EU, reads the statement of the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas.
Earlier, the Turkish court sentenced a journalist of the German newspaper Welt Denise Judges to two years and nine months in prison on charges of promoting terrorism. Prosecutors in Turkey demanded for Judges 4 years and 3 months to 15 years and 3 months imprisonment. Among other accusations, the journalist, - inciting hatred and enmity among the population.