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The German Parliament supports the completion of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” contrary to the plans of the Americans to exert pressure through sanctions. This was stated by the head of the Bundestag Committee on energy Klaus Ernst at the press-conference, RIA Novosti reported.
According to the Deputy, for the continuation of the construction is how the majority in the Committee, and in General in the Bundestag. Ernst added that the environmental arguments against the pipeline lead “Green”, but even they support others and believe that U.S. sanctions are “unacceptable and against them have to defend themselves”.
June 15, foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas spoke about the difficult relationship between Berlin and Washington. In addition to the “Nord stream-2”, now the differences between countries are also spending Germany on defense. In this regard, the President of the United States Donald trump said that America will not withdraw its troops from German territory, if Berlin is not to violate the agreement on military budgets within NATO.
The U.S. planned to extend sanctions against the “Nord stream-2” and made a draft for consideration in the Senate in early June.
The gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea was supposed to start in late 2019. The project launch date was postponed to the turn of the 2020-2021 years, first because of the position of Denmark, which did not coordinate the route of the project through their water, and then due to restrictions by the US against companies involved in the project.
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