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In the German Parliament reacted to the statement of US Ambassador Richard Grenelle, German companies threatened with sanctions for their participation in the project “Northern stream-2”. This writes Spiegel.
In particular, the Deputy head of the largest party Alliance CDU/CSU jürgen Hardt believes that the threats to the companies are inadmissible unilateral tightening of tone in transatlantic relations. According to him, the Federal government must Express USA protest.
The Chairman of the Left party in the Bundestag, Fabio De Masi expressed the view that “the Ambassador, apparently under the impression that he is the Governor of Washington in Germany.” The Deputy SPD Chairman Ralf Stegner reminded of the post-war years in Germany, noting that the time of high commissioners in Germany has passed.
13 January it became known that the Grenelle had sent the companies a letter in which asked to consider the danger of the “Nord stream-2”. Among other things, he noted that the business threaten reputational costs and the risk of sanctions, but added that the message should be perceived not as a threat but as “an expression of US policy”.
“Nord stream-2” project of a gas pipeline that will link Russia and Germany under the Baltic sea. The total capacity of the project is estimated at 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The pipeline is scheduled for late 2019.
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