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Borrell is concerned about the U.S. sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

The European Union is deeply concerned about the increasing incidence of the use or threat of use of sanctions by the US against European companies, including the projects "North stream 2" and "Turkish stream", said EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

"I am deeply concerned about the frequent use of sanctions by the USA or the threat of their use against European companies and interests. We have seen this in situations around Iran, Cuba, the International criminal court and recently in respect of the projects "North stream 2" and "Turkish stream", - said in a written statement Borrell.

According to him, the EU in principle opposes the use of sanctions by third countries against European companies doing legitimate business. "European policy should be determined here in Europe, not third countries", - said the head of European diplomacy.

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.