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Merkel: Washington’s stance is wrong! Nord Stream 2 project benefits Germany AND Europe

Merkel: Washington’s stance is wrong! Nord Stream 2 project benefits Germany AND Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Nord Stream 2 is an economic project that will benefit large parts of Europe, criticizing US attempts to undermine it. Speaking to journalists in Moscow along with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Merkel argued that “sanctions are the wrong way to go.” Both leaders vowed that the gas pipeline project will be finished against all odds. In December, the US State Department issued an ultimatum to European companies taking part in the project, threatening them with sanctions if they do not cease their work by January 20. The US says the project will harm the interests of Poland and Ukraine, which will lose billions of dollars in transit fees from Moscow, as well as limiting Europe’s opportunities for energy diversification. Merkel dismissed these arguments at a joint press conference with Putin, stating that “everyone” in Germany and Europe “is interested in diversifying the gas supply and we are going to continue working in this direction,”…
Source: Merkel: Washington’s stance is wrong! Nord Stream 2 project benefits Germany AND Europe

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