Dispute about Nord Stream 2: the Left and the Eastern Committee against America's sanctions

It was a rare picture on Tuesday morning in the Bundestag. In the group room of the Left Michael Harms occurred, the Executive Director of the From of the Germa

Dispute about Nord Stream 2: the Left and the Eastern Committee against America's sanctions

It was a rare picture on Tuesday morning in the Bundestag. In the group room of the Left Michael Harms occurred, the Executive Director of the From of the German economy. Above him hung a red poster with the portrait of Lothar Bisky, the late co-founder of the left party. The phrase "We question the system". Harms the thing was a little uncomfortable. He was not party politically on the go, he said right at the beginning, but only at the invitation of the Chairman of the economy was followed Committee of the Bundestag. This is the Left-the Deputy Klaus Ernst. He sat next to Harms and was obviously delighted that he had the economic man to a guest.

Markus Wehner

Political correspondent in Berlin.

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the reason for the joint appearance of the Nord Stream Baltic sea Pipeline 2 between Russia and Germany. It is supported by the Eastern Committee of the left party, without reservation, after all, both good contacts to Russia to maintain, albeit for different motives. Now, however, American senators brought a bill on the way, according to the companies and individuals involved in the Laying of the line, with penalties to be. Twelve European companies have threatened to lock this entry bans and Account, said Harms. "We expect that the Federal government needs to protect this company." For possible losses from such sanctions, there must be compensation by the government or the EU. The previous reaction from Brussels on the draft law called Harms "tepid and weak". The natural gas Pipeline to serve the security of supply, the competitiveness of Germany and the EU, as well as climate protection. That through them the dependence on Russian energy is increasing or Germany do not even blackmail, to be "Fake News".

in Addition, the sanctions shall be according to the draft law, against the authorities, the permits for the construction of the pipeline issue. This was "a direct intervention in state Action"and thus an attack on the sovereignty of Germany and the EU, said the Left-politician Seriously. The Federal government must now stop, "to throw with cotton balls", but do everything to prevent the Initiative from becoming law. For this, you should request first of all, the American Ambassador to the threats of Sanctions condemn as an "unfriendly act,". Should it succeed, business Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) and an EU representative at the talks in Washington, the American administration of the law to dissuade projects, would have to raise the EU countries are against sanctions. Serious punitive duties slapped on American Gas, as well as direct action against American politicians, which supported the policy of sanctions.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 00:19

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