German chancellor candidate says Berlin needs “Nord stream-2”

Dietmar Bartsch added that blackmail by the United States is unacceptable.

Nord stream-2” is an economic project that meets the interests of Germany, and it is not for America to make decisions about it. This was stated on Thursday by the candidate for chancellor of Germany from the Left Party, the head of the parliamentary faction Dietmar Bartsch.

Washington should not make decisions about the energy supply of Germany and Europe. Blackmail and threats are unacceptable in the relationship of partners. This project meets the interests of Germany and specifically the residents of the federal state of Mecklenburg – Vorpommern. We need to finish it quickly. First of all, this is an economic project, and this is how it should be considered,” the politician said.

Washington is openly opposed to the construction and is making active efforts aimed at blocking this project. In addition, many experts point out that the United States wants to supply Europe with more of its own liquefied gas, which is much more expensive than Russian pipeline gas. The legislation adopted in the United States over the past few years provides for the possibility of applying unilateral restrictive measures, among other things, against firms involved in the implementation of the “Nord stream-2” project. The German authorities have previously said that they consider it necessary to complete the “Nord stream-2.” This project is considered economic in Berlin. At the same time, the Cabinet of Ministers highlights one political aspect – they insist that after the launch of the pipeline, the role of the transit zone should be retained by Ukraine. Germany is now abandoning coal and nuclear power. To make the transition to renewable energy sources painless for the industry, the country needs more gas.

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