The UNITED states congress approves Nord Stream 2-penalties

Firms working on the disputed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, can be affected by u.s. sanctions. The us congress has approved sanctions against companies working

The UNITED states congress approves Nord Stream 2-penalties

Firms working on the disputed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, can be affected by u.s. sanctions.

The us congress has approved sanctions against companies working on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.

It happens, after to the Senate with the votes to 86 against 8 has approved a defence budget of 738 billion u.s. dollars. Here are included sanctions as part of the agreement.

The second chamber of the u.s. congress, House of Representatives, approved sanctions last week.

the Pipeline is to go past the island of Bornholm and is politically inflamed, both in Europe and therefore in the relationship between the UNITED states and Europe.

Europe has asked the US to intervene since, without the construction of the Nord Stream 2. However, the u.s. congress is a big opponent, as the project stands to make the EU more dependent on Russian gas, as well as sending large sums of money to Russia.

The German newspaper Bild reproduces parts of a document from the German ministry of economic affairs. It states that waiting, that the president of the Donald Trump sign the law before christmas.

It can mean that the Dutch-swiss company Allseas, who put the pipeline out of the island of Bornholm, will be hit by the sanctions.

The u.s. sanctions are coming very late in the process of constructing the Nord Stream 2.

the Penalties will be for the benefit of the security of both Europe and the UNITED states, believes the republican senator, Ted Cruz.

- It is much better for Europe to be dependent on energy from the UNITED states, he believes, and warns that Russia Nord Stream 2 will be able to use the "economy extortion" over Europe.

the UNITED states has tried to persuade the european UNION to instead of the Russian gas to buy lng from the UNITED states, which sail to Europe.

The republican senator Rand Paul is one of the few senators who do not support the sanctions. He believes that "it will bring the relationship to our allies in danger".

Nord Stream 2 will double the Russian gas exports to Germany. The first line - the Nord Stream - which runs in parallel with Nord Stream 2, was inaugurated in 2011.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 08:00

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