Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder made a personal request to German leader Angela Merkel to support the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas trunkline. TASS with reference to the original source.
According to media reports, Schroeder turned to Merkel against the backdrop of US threats to expand sanctions against participants in this project. In turn, the head of Germany said that she did not intend to put up with Washington’s attempts to interfere in the energy policy of Germany.
In addition, the Chancellor announced plans to continue supporting the construction of the gas pipeline. It is noted that she also plans to convince European critics of the project of the need for its implementation.
At the same time, according to Merkel, Germany will not retaliate against the United States so as not to provoke a trade war with the European Union.
Earlier, the German Foreign Ministry condemned the United States for its intention to impose new sanctions on Nord Stream 2, adding that no state can dictate energy policy to the European Union through threats.
Meanwhile, the German company Uniper, which is one of the partners of the project, admitted that the completion of construction could be delayed due to new US sanctions.
As a reminder, the expansion of US sanctions against SP-2 will block about 700 million euros of investments in the completion of the gas pipeline.