Schwesig to Nord Stream 2: Very upset about the extortion attempts from America

Western Pomerania The Minister-President vonMecklenburg -, Manuela Schwesig, has criticized the actions of the American government against the almost ready-buil

Schwesig to Nord Stream 2: Very upset about the extortion attempts from America

Western Pomerania The Minister-President vonMecklenburg -, Manuela Schwesig, has criticized the actions of the American government against the almost ready-built Nord Stream gas pipeline, 2 sharp. "We are annoyed in the highest degree about the extortion attempts from the United States. So it is not the order of the friendly Nations to each other,“ she said after a conversation with the managing Director of Nord Stream 2 AG, Matthias Warning. She added: "our attitude will change but nothing. We hope that the pipeline construction is finished as quickly as possible.“

The second Baltic sea gas pipeline is important for the energy supply in Germany. "We are with Nord Stream agreed that the project should be led to success," said Schwesig.

Germany getting out of nuclear power and coal power and bet heavily on renewable energy sources, this was not true. However, this is not sufficient in itself. "For us, it is clear that we need to have in addition, at least as a transitional technology, Gas as an energy carrier," said the SPD politician, "that is why we have supported the pipeline project".

Maas: No state has the right to dictate to the EU energy policy

The energy supplier Uniper warned, meanwhile, that the project might even fail. By the American resistance, the probability, "that there is a delay in the construction of the gas pipeline or not at all to a completion, will increase", - stated in the risk report published on Tuesday half-year balance sheet of the company. For Uniper, a credit of approximately 950 million euros in the fire, with which the group is involved in a total of around 10 billion euros estimated cost of construction is.

In the case of a Failure Uniper had to be corrected", where applicable, the Nord Stream 2 the credit value and not able to realize the planned interest income," warns the company. "The risk of Failure to qualify to continue as a significant individual risk for the Uniper-group."

German foreign Minister Heiko Maas, in turn, stressed that the United States would not pretend to the European course, in the power supply. "No state has the right to dictate to the EU energy policy. And the will not succeed,“ he said in Moscow after Meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.

Based on the American threats against the completion of the Pipeline Maas added: "sanctions between the partners (are) definitely the wrong way to go." He did this also explains the American Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

Germany will push in the current EU-presidency, the issue of European sovereignty, announced Maas. Europe's values and interests. "If these interests are contravened, then we will bring (...) in the direction of the West to the language."

Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 12:20

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