Left politicians are outraged over the appearance of Ex-Chancellor Schröder in the Bundestag Committee

The energy and climate politicians Lorenz Gösta Beutin criticized the invitation to Schröder as an expert in a hearing by the Committee's Chairman, Klaus Ernst

Left politicians are outraged over the appearance of Ex-Chancellor Schröder in the Bundestag Committee

The energy and climate politicians Lorenz Gösta Beutin criticized the invitation to Schröder as an expert in a hearing by the Committee's Chairman, Klaus Ernst (Left) sharp: "The invitation of Ex-Chancellor Schröder, Mr Klaus Ernst is an unnecessary own goal, not to beat on all levels wrong and embarrassment," said Beutin on Tuesday.

Beutin said: "The Gazprom Lobbyist is the prototype of the politician who changes sides and his influence for the climate-damaging profits of a company like Gazprom."

earnest said the German press Agency with a view to the statements Beutins: "This criticism is absolutely wrong." He had invited Schröder, Ex-Chancellor, who could contribute much to questions of sovereignty of Germany. It is a matter of the thing, and not lobbying. The SPD's economic policy-makers, Bernd Westphal said the dpa, Schröder was a man with a lot of Knowledge on the subject of Nord Stream and the international contexts of the project. "Therefore, the German Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, can make certainly for the assessment of the U.S. sanctions a major contribution."

"His invitation is an Affront to the majority of the members"

Through the Pipeline Nord Stream 2 is to be brought Gas from Russia to Germany. In the case of the Nord Stream 2 AG, based in Zug, Switzerland the Russian group Gazprom, is formally the sole shareholder. As "supporters" of other groups but. Schroeder in Nord Stream 2 President of the Board of Directors.

At the hearing in the economic Committee, it comes to the topic of "securing the sovereignty of the German and European energy policy decisions". The background, especially the US sanctions against the North Stream 2 are. A new sanction law PEESCA is intended to complement existing sanctions. The US argues, Germany were placed in order in dependence on Russia.

Schroeder is one of several experts invited by the Committee. Beutin said: "His invitation in the Committee for the economy on the Left-the Ticket without consulting with professional politicians like me as an energy - and climate-politician in the group is against everything that is in the Left party program, and an Affront to the majority of its members. It needs an internal processing of the operation."

Schröder referred to the sanctions as "an attack on the European economy,"

In a written already present opinion of the Committee, Schröder referred to the PEESCA sanctions as a broad and unwarranted "attack on the European economy" and an intolerable intervention in the EU sovereignty and energy security of Western Europe. "More than 120 companies in the fields of shipbuilding, Engineering, environmental and safety, working with Nord Stream 2, or have worked, are directly affected. It is European, not Russian companies on the targeted. Behind each of these companies, European jobs are in danger."

With the sanctions, the US cracks the reins in the European energy policy and the constraints of the Europeans at the long end of the more expensive U.S. liquefied natural gas, said Schröder. Nord Stream 2 does not threaten the energy security of Europe: "on the contrary, The Pipeline will ensure through the provision of additional volumes of gas that energy prices for Europe's households and businesses remain at the rising demand is stable." Bauer pissed off because of Tiktok-Challenge in the mountains, FOCUS Online/Wochit Bauer pissed off because of Tiktok-Challenge in the mountains

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Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 05:27

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