Controversial Pipeline: Altmaier, escalation wants to prevent Nord Stream 2

In the dispute over the Nord Stream Baltic sea Pipeline 2, the Federal Economics Minister, Peter Altmaier, in spite of all the threats of Sanctions from the Uni

Controversial Pipeline: Altmaier, escalation wants to prevent Nord Stream 2

In the dispute over the Nord Stream Baltic sea Pipeline 2, the Federal Economics Minister, Peter Altmaier, in spite of all the threats of Sanctions from the United States more to de-escalation. "We still hope that it comes to these sanctions. We are in the Federal government agree that we are always available for discussions, in order to prevent an escalation,“ said the CDU politician of the German press Agency.

the fact was that without German use of gas transit from Russia through Ukraine not to years, would have been able to be secured. "We have here in this Ministry, the crucial negotiations. In the North of Germany, we are going to build Terminals where liquefied natural gas from the United States were landed and sold in Germany can be.“ Against this Background, there is no reason for sanctions, said Altmaier. "In fact, I hope and I expect that all parties Involved keep to the requirements of international law."

the President of Donald Trump criticized Nord Stream 2 for years and accuses Germany, leave it to the military in front of Russia to protect, get Moscow, but at the same time, high revenues from gas exports. Critics accuse him of wanting the Pipeline, only to more American liquefied natural gas in Europe to sell.

Pipeline is 94 percent complete

Trump had at the end of 2019 punitive measures against certain companies involved in the construction of Nord Stream 2. Subsequently, the Swiss company Allseas, which was two vessels to lay the pipes from the rose, from the project. In mid-July, the American Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has threatened to expand the sanctions under the CAATSA act ("Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions"), which could also meet with German companies. The East Committee of the German economy calls for a tough response.

The Pipeline between Russia and Germany through the Baltic sea is to be 94 percent finished. Of the 2460 kilometers, only about 150 - about 120 in Danish and more than 30 in German waters are missing. In December 2019, the construction was interrupted after the first sanction of the shaft. Now two Russian ships, the Pipeline is full, the wait already in the Baltic sea on its use.

Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 03:19

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