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The MP said the consensus in the Bundestag on the "Nord stream — 2"

In the Bundestag there is a consensus on the need to complete the construction of the "Nord stream 2", said at a press conference in Berlin the head of the Committee of the Bundestag on energy Klaus Ernst.

"In the Bundestag Committee on energy, in my estimation, a clear majority favoured the continuation of the construction of this pipeline. There are objections from the "Green" that lead environmental arguments. There is a significant majority in all parties, up to the Green, which declares that the sanctions against unacceptable and they need to protect themselves," said Ernst.

He added that he does not exclude that the question on support of the "Nord stream 2" might be made all-fractional statement.

The bill on sanctions against the "Nord stream 2" were previously submitted to the Senate of the United States. He proposes to impose sanctions against the insurers of the ships employed on the construction of a gas pipeline. The document was supported by five senators from both parties, including the influential Senator from Texas Ted Cruz.

The Ministry of economy of Germany fear that U.S. sanctions against the "Nord stream 2" may relate not only to German and European companies, but the work of government departments, announced last week the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, citing an internal document of the Ministry.

"Nord stream 2" involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Against the project actively advocate USA, in the EU promoting its liquefied natural gas, as well as Ukraine and several European countries. States in December imposed sanctions against the project, demanding that the companies doing the strip, to immediately stop the construction. Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of the gas pipeline. Russia has repeatedly stated that the project is a commercial and profitable Europe.