German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz were urgently summoned to the Bundestag for a hearing on Nord Stream-2. This is reported by the German publication Spiegel.
This was insisted on by representatives of the Green Party. It is reported that at this time, Scholz, along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, participated in a government meeting on the fight against coronavirus.
It was previously reported that Scholz had offered the administration of 45th U.S. President Donald Trump assistance in importing U.S. liquefied natural gas in exchange for the lifting of sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline. According to media reports, the German government was ready to provide the U.S. with the financial support of up to one billion euros.
The Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany along the Baltic Sea bed was supposed to be commissioned back in late 2019. However, its completion was hindered, in particular, by the threat of U.S. sanctions, which caused European companies to leave the project.