U.S. Criticizes Germany’s Support of New Russian Natural Gas Line

13 Dec 2017   Germany, Pipelines, Russia

The top State Department official overseeing Europe offered harsh words Tuesday for Germany over the country’s continued support for a new Russian gas pipeline to Europe, while praising Denmark for passing a law that could hamper the project. A. Wess Mitchell, assistant secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs, said the formation of a new government in Germany offers an opportunity for the U.S. to make a renewed case against the Russian pipeline, known as Nord Stream 2, which Washington says will give Moscow more leverage over Europe’s energy supply. He said the new government gives the U.S. a chance to call on Germany “to show responsibility in a European context.” “On energy security, Germany gets it wrong,” Mr. […]

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