Handelsblatt: agreements between Germany and the United States threaten the Nord Stream 2 project
– Russian agreements. In particular, negative consequences may affect the Nord Stream 2 project.
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“Until now, the White House has tried to exert pressure without affecting the German partners. However, the warnings against Berlin sound quite frank, ”the publication says. According to the author, there are three factors influencing the fate of the gas pipeline.
First, there are fears in Germany that relations with the United States will break off due to disputes over Nord Stream 2. The article also contains concerns about the ability of the new government of Germany to restrain the White House from imposing new sanctions. The author calls the third factor a scandal due to the movement of Russian troops near the borders with European countries.
At the same time, the author recalls that the Kremlin has repeatedly declared its right to deploy army units anywhere within the borders of Russia, as well as about the safety of such maneuvers for other countries. The author is confident that the winter frosts will force Berlin to take a fresh look at the transatlantic partnership with Washington.
On December 1, it became known that members of the Democratic Party faction in the US Senate agreed to consider a package of amendments to the country's draft defense budget, which implies sanctions for participation in the certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.