Germany's Bundestag has given the green light for a special NordStream 2 gas pipeline regulation agreed with the EU
China and Russia's leaders opened the giant "Power of Siberia" pipeline project on Monday. The 3,000-kilometer pipeline has been hailed as a sign of the close friendship between two of the world's superpowers.
What do a murder in Berlin, a pipeline in the North Sea and a peace conference in Paris have in common? They are contributing to the growing strains on the relationship between Germany and Russia.
Denmark has granted permission for the Russian Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline to be contructed across Danish seabed in the Baltic Sea, leading to Germany. The project's near completion comes despite US criticism.
The Kremlin values its special ties to Berlin, but Russian President Vladimir Putin's principle is to never be seen as weak. If Germany's government imposes sanctions, Putin will retaliate, DW's Konstantin Eggert writes.
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