U.S. representative, would have resulted in the past few days via video conference calls with contractors of the project to remind you of "the far-reaching consequences of further cooperation in the project", reported the "Welt am Sonntag".
It would have seen the company's representatives, up to twelve representatives of the U.S. government. This would have made "in a friendly tone very clearly that they want to prevent the completion of the Pipeline," the newspaper quoted an observer of the talks: "I believe that the threat is very, very seriously." Order your Ticket now! Germany's largest financial week
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US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced last week, the controversial Baltic sea Pipeline, the Gas from the Russian concern Gazprom from Russia to Germany to transport, the case henceforth, under a law, the punitive measures against companies, the transactions with Russia, or countries such as Iran and North Korea. Gazprom (Sp.ADRs) 4,41 EUR -0.08 (-1,76%) Xetra price data
The Federal government subsequently declared that they reject the extra-territorial sanctions, because these "peoples were unlawful". The German economy condemned the threats as "unfathomable low point in transatlantic relations".Putin expected completion in early 2021
Nord Stream 2 is intended to transport Gas from Russia to Germany, and is particularly also in Eastern Europe controversial. It is feared, above all, a weakening of alternative Pipelines, and traditional transit countries, such as Ukraine. Also in the US, the project is a thorn in the eye. The U.S. government argues, Europe will embark in an energy-dependence on Russia.
In the past month, U.S. senators had made a foray, the "law for the protection of Europe's energy security" to expand. So companies that make ships for other activities should in the future be subject to punitive measures. This can be, for example, the Digging of trenches for the Pipeline. Also the companies that insure such ships are to be subject to sanctions. The same applies to companies that carry out certification for the Pipeline to go into operation.
The transatlantic coordinator of the German government, Peter Beyer, claimed that the USA should Germany and the EU, a comprehensive energy-sovereignty of the course. "The suspicion is that Washington wants to sell especially your own Gas in Western Europe," he said. The Pipeline is also almost finished. It does not make sense to you now in the sea to rot."Perspective, more distance to Moscow is important,"
Trump criticized Nord Stream 2 for a long time. He accuses Germany, leave it to the military in front of Russia to protect, get Moscow, but at the same time, high revenues from gas exports. Beyer admitted on Wednesday that Russia is moving increasingly to a risk for Europe. "In perspective, more distance to Moscow is important for me".
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