The failure of the current US President Donald Trump in the elections in the fall may lead to the removal of claims to the “Nord stream-2,” the head of the German Bundestag Committee on economy and energy, a representative of the “Left” party, Klaus Ernst, told reporters in Berlin.
“The dispute over “Nord stream-2″ demonstrates that American politicians are trying to defend their interests without looking at their allies. The remaining time of the German presidency of the Council of the EU (from 1 July to 31 December), probably not enough to improve relations. The only hope is that Trump may not be re-elected,” Ernst said.
The politician stressed that he was shocked by the actions of the American authorities concerning the European project “Nord stream-2.” Ernst regarded them “as direct interference in the sovereignty of Germany and Europe.”
“The Federal government has strongly condemned the threat of extraterritorial sanctions from the United States, but I am not officially aware of any measures yet. However, more and more politicians are in favor of a tougher approach,” the MP added.
The “Nord stream-2” project involves the construction of two strands of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany.
It is actively opposed by the United States, which promotes its liquefied natural gas in the European Union. Washington in December imposed sanctions against the project, requiring the companies to lead the lying to stop construction immediately. Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of work. Russia has repeatedly stated that the project is exclusively commercial and promises benefits to European partners.