A large majority of EU member States has criticized the us threats of Sanctions against the construction of the Baltic Gas Pipeline Nord Stream 2, apparently, is illegal. The EU had kept nearly closed against further interference, reported that the "world". An EU Delegation on 12. August the American Ministry of foreign Affairs stated in a Video-conference, the Position of the Europeans. Support there is from 24 of the 27 EU countries. In Vienna, the American reiterated foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, his country to accept the Pipeline.
the Pipeline should flow from the beginning of 2021 on Russian Gas directly to Germany. With threats of Sanctions against the companies involved in the project, the United States is trying to prevent a completion. The non-partisan resistance in the United States against the Russian state company Gazprom-led project is based on the fact that Europe and Germany in particular, made this dependent on Russian Gas. America wants to export itself to the new liquefied natural gas to Europe.
The American Embassy in Berlin announced that the United States would prefer to dispense with sanctions and Europe to cooperate. The Russian dominance of the European Gas market leave America with no choice. In the case of the EU-Commission was the first to get an opinion on.
The Swiss-based Nord Stream-2 consortium, said that the move by the EU was aware of, but I will not commented. Nord Stream 2 is also supported by the Austrian company, OMV, and Uniper from Germany.Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 11:19