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Schroeder will participate in the hearings on the "Nord stream — 2" in the Bundestag

. The former Chancellor of Germany, Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Rosneft" and the head of Committee of shareholders of Nord Stream AG Gerhard Schroeder will take part in the open hearings of the Committee on economy and energy of the Bundestag, dedicated to the "Nord stream 2" and the energy sovereignty of Europe and Germany.

The announcement of the event released by the press service of the Bundestag. The theme of the hearings is declared as "the sovereignty of the German and European decisions in the energy policy (and the thread 2)". The meeting will be devoted to discussion of the upcoming U.S. new sanctions against the pipeline - this is dedicated to the reports of experts who will speak at the hearings.

The hearings will be held at the Home of Paul Leba - auxiliary building of the Bundestag on the banks of the spree in Central Berlin. They will start at 9.00 am (10.00 GMT) and will last two hours.

As explained by RIA Novosti in the office of Schroeder, ex-Chancellor would not make a report, as stated in the announcement of the Committee, but will answer questions if they are asked of him. A separate interaction with the press are planned.

"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.

Earlier congressmen of the Republican and Democratic parties introduced to the U.S. house of representatives a bill to strengthen sanctions against the project of the pipeline "Nord stream 2", said a member of the house of representatives from Republicans Adam Kinzinger. In addition, at the beginning of June to the U.S. Senate was introduced another bill against the "Nord stream 2". He proposes to impose sanctions to insurers of vessels working on construction of a gas pipeline.

The German authorities are preparing retaliatory measures if the White house realizes its threat of additional sanctions against the pipeline "Nord stream 2", reported Bloomberg, citing government sources in Berlin. In an internal document, the German economy Ministry says new US sanctions may affect a substantial number of European companies and banks, and government organizations. In response, the government of Angela Merkel is considering a plan for the coordinated action of the European Union, the Agency said.