In Germany said the U.S. threat of sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"
The head of the Bundestag Committee on Economics and energy Klaus Ernst sent a letter to colleagues, urging to abandon the expansion of sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2". Extracts from documents quoted by the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
"You, of course, will resist attempts to interfere in the internal Affairs of Texas, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania. Europe, in turn, hopes that you will respect the decisions taken in the European Union in a democratic way," — said the MP.
Ernst stressed that the sanctions policy of the United States jeopardizes the partnership with the EU and is detrimental to the American image. The politician called groundless the statements that the "North stream — 2" increases Germany's dependence on Russia.
He also said that for the diversification of energy supplies, the German government promoted the construction of terminals for LNG, and also supported the idea of concluding a new five-year transit contract via Ukraine.
In early June, the U.S. Senate introduced a bill which provides for the extension of restrictive measures concerning the construction of "Nord stream — 2". As stated by the authors of the document, it applies to all involved in the gas pipeline, the court, as well as those who facilitated the provision of these vessels and their work.
This is not the first attempt by Washington to prevent the implementation of the project. A bill providing for sanctions against the "Nord stream – 2" was previously introduced to the house of representatives of the Congress from Democrats and Republicans. Moreover, at the end of December last year, the United States passed the defense budget, which provided for restrictive measures against companies involved in the construction. Because of this, out project, out of Swiss Allseas.
Russia has stated that it is able to complete the construction of the pipeline.