Let’s decide for ourselves. Germany outlines position on “North Stream-2”

By | September 1, 2020
Let's decide for ourselves. Germany outlines position on

Germany is discussing with the United States sanctions against the Nord Stream-2 pipeline, but the decision on energy supply will be taken independently, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said at a press conference in Berlin.
The United States opposes the Nord Stream-2 project as it seeks to impose its liquefied natural gas on Europe. This forced the Swiss Allseas to give up their work. Since then, the U.S. has repeatedly threatened companies for helping to build the pipeline.
I will say what I always say. We do not believe that such extraterritorial sanctions are in accordance with international law. I also said this in direct dialogue with my colleague Mike Pompeo. In this regard, we are negotiating with the administration in Washington, and this remains our position,” RIA Novosti quotes Maas as saying.
He stressed that decisions on The Energy Supply of Germany should and will be taken by the German authorities.
In early August, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and two of his colleagues threatened sanctions against the German port of Sassnitz GmbH in the city of Sassnitz. The letter of the legislators states that if the work on the gas pipeline is continued, the port may face “financial destruction”.