The European Commission responded to statements about Pompeo "Nord stream — 2"
The European Union has always supported and adheres to transparency and strict compliance with European and international law in the energy sector, said at a press conference in Brussels the European Commission representative refused to comment on the threat of possible sanctions by the USA on the project "Nord stream 2".
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the state Department published recommendations in the framework of the law on counteraction to Russia through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream 2" and second thread "Turkish stream." These actions put at risk the us sanctions on investments and other actions associated with the Russian export gas pipelines.
"First, we do not comment on comments or threats, as you call them. The EU, in principle, authorizes all the companies involved in illegal activities. The EU has always advocated transparency and compliance with the rules of European and international law, dealing with energy. After the entry into force of the gas Directive in may 2019 strict rules apply to all pipelines for supplies from third countries", - said the representative of the EC.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the threat of possible us sanctions, calling them an attempt of unfair competition and the provision of rough pressure on business in Europe.
"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.