it is Allowed to have Germany's own interests and pursue them? The response from Washington seems to be clear: only with the blessing of the U.S. government. It threatens European companies that participate in the completion of the to-be-built, 96 percent of the Nord Stream 2 gas Pipeline, with sanctions. As a reminder, The Pipeline will transport bypassing all the other States on the floor of the Baltic sea natural gas from Russia to Germany and from there further to other EU countries. dw Miodrag Soric ran for eight years, the DW Studio in Washington. Today, he is chief correspondent
Germany lives from Export. His industry is in need of energy security. Therefore, the economy and the Federal government support the construction of the Pipeline. You tried, but also have reservations about this project - especially those from Poland or the Ukraine - in their policy about it.An Ambassador as an arming
But the White house is not challenging. President Trump wants to stop the Pipeline by any means. One of his sharp-maker of the current U.S. Ambassador in Berlin, Richard Grenell is. In the meantime, the little diplomatic Diplomat has indeed made a meaningful contribution to the bilateral relations: He has his office at the 1. June laid down and left Germany.
on the other, vociferous Agitator against the Pipeline, Ted Cruz, the ultra-right-wing Republican Senator from Texas. A man, some party friends call the "devil". Others think: Would Cruz seriously injured in the Congress, no one to call the ambulance. Ted Cruz for years sponsored by the American Fracking industry. This wants to sell their Gas in Europe. Your Problem: technically, with great effort, sponsored by American Gas is more expensive than the Russian. Washington - who would have thought of the former advocates of the free market economy? - is not afraid of the competition. It is easier to wield the sanctions stick. A policy that Trump's "America first" is called. He takes in purchase to damage the relations with one of the most loyal allies.
Now he wants to punish you for your insubordination, and in the course of this year, nearly 10,000 US soldiers from Germany remove. The mass of the German moves, the barely as long as the country has no military threat from the outside, looks exposed. It is criticized, however, for years most like the noise and pollution of the environment by the US troops. Real fear in front of the trigger alone, the mayor and representatives from the economy have on the American sites. But especially the Americans, however, are present in Germany, because this can be controlled stakes in their own interest (the entire Iraq - and Afghanistan-from here), and the NATO is. Trump draws a larger contingent, the harm he is primarily self and alienated US even further from Europe.
The laughing third will be China. Any dispute within the West strengthens Beijing's Position towards Washington. So how the Americans behave currently, you can count on in the trade dispute with China barely on the help of the EU. On The Contrary. Berlin takes over starting in July, the presidency of the EU. Chancellor Merkel keeps the Plan of a meeting of all EU heads of state and government with President Xi Jinping continue, even if the original appointment had to be cancelled in mid-September due to the Corona pandemic now. Immediately prior to the American presidential elections, such an appointment would, of course, a diplomatic provocation. Trump would not be invited. As an observer, he could tweet only.Hope for the 3. November
Should be voted out of office his Administration in November, should begin to normalize relations between the United States and Germany quickly. The democratic Challenger, Joe Biden, understands that Germany also have their own interests and may pursue. In the PCP In the United States is in mourning: an Emotional farewell from George Floyd in Houston PCP USA in mourning: an Emotional farewell from George Floyd in Houston
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