European Countries are faced with a dilemma due to US sanctions imposed against Russian gas pipeline “Nord stream-2”. This writes the German newspaper Handlesblatt.
it is Noted that the American authorities are trying to force Europeans to abandon the construction of a gas pipeline under the guise of “anti-Russian slogans”. While Washington he buys from Moscow oil after the termination of deliveries from Venezuela.
the Publication notes that the U.S. for several years, are increasing their pressure on Europe. “In their determination to prevent the operation of the “Nord stream-2″ no doubt,” — said the author of the text.
the article also States that part of the German establishment calls for the introduction against U.S. sanctions in response, for example import duty on gas supplies. At the same time, Berlin would not have the guts for the unwinding of the sanctions spiral.
“Europe is facing a dilemma, from which there is no elegant way out,” the author writes. He explained that all alternative actions are connected with those or other problems.
Earlier it became known that the European Union (EU) came up with a response to US sanctions on the “Nord stream-2” — is currently being developed “Communiqué on measures to strengthen the financial and economic sovereignty to the EU”. As told the EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer, among other things, the document “will lay the groundwork for a strengthened mechanism of sanctions, which will also improve the stability of the European Union to the extraterritorial effect of sanctions on third countries”.
Construction of gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea had to be completed in late 2019. However, Washington imposed sanctions against the “Nord stream-2” and sent a warning to the Swiss company Allseas, which provided pipelayers for construction. The firm refused to cooperate with Russia in order not to fall under sanctions. This was one of the reasons why the project completion was postponed to the turn of the 2020-2021 years.