According to the American sanctions against the Baltic sea pipeline Nord Stream 2 the EU Commission's counter-measures. This is clear from a written answer to the EU high representative for foreign Affairs Mr Josep Borrell to a request from the European Parliament. What exactly is planned, not wanted to Commission spokesman Eric Mamer say on Friday.
America's President, Donald Trump had set the end of 2019 punitive measures against companies involved in the construction of the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. In Borrells a written response Thursday to a request of the Left-members of Emmanuel Maurel, it means that American sanctions against EU law permitted actions to be unacceptable and a violation of international law. With the American government and the Congress to lead in a very open dialogue.
in Addition, "the Commission is preparing the adoption of a strengthened follow-up mechanism of the resistance in Europe against the action by third countries will improve imposed, extraterritorially applied sanctions", - stated in the document.
More you cannot give this information, said spokesman Mamer. "If we say that we are working on a proposal, then Thinking and work are still in the making." Was asked for patience until the Commission is ready to publish the Details.
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. Most recently, U.S. senators had announced a widening of sanctions to stop North Stream 2. The line is almost finished. It runs parallel to the Nord Stream Pipeline, which already transported, since the end of 2011 Gas to Germany.Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 12:20