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.
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, reported last week on Friday, 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.