“Who is voting for? “Green.” Who is voting against it? All other factions, with the exception of the FDP. Abstained? The FDP faction. Thus, the proposal was rejected,” Deputy Speaker Hans-Peter Friedrich announced the results of the vote.
The document submitted for consideration by the deputies was called “Adjusting the policy on Russia-consistently protecting human rights, democracy, and the European peace order.”
Among the points of the draft, in particular, was a call to the government “to recognize that new gas pipelines, such as “Nord stream-2,” are not necessary for the energy supply of Europe, but on the contrary, are harmful to the climate, to stop supporting “Nord stream-2″ and abandon it.”
In addition, the document included a clause on support for civil society in Russia, a call for the government to oppose the Russian law on undesirable organizations, to oppose the activity of “Russian oligarchs” in the EU, and a call for German businesses to abandon major projects with Russian concerns. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, answering questions from deputies in the Bundestag yesterday, said that Germany “does not need a fundamental revision of the strategy towards Russia.”