Bundestag Member Andreas Nick says US sanctions over the Nord Stream 2 will unite Germany behind the project if it’s made an issue of national sovereignty. Brent Goff discusses the US move with Mr. Nick and US political consultant Andrew Adair.
Russia's energy minister says despite US sanctions, Moscow will proceed to finish the Baltic Sea pipeline. Germany is dependent on imports for 92% of its gas needs; Washington wants a slice of the lucrative supply trade.
A German think tank says the EU should fight back against US sanctions related to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Washington's threats have already caused construction firms to drop out of the project.
The Russian and German leaders have confirmed that the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline will start operating, despite US sanctions. Merkel also announced that Berlin would soon host Libya ceasefire talks.
The move by US lawmakers is part of a push to counter Russian influence in Europe, but European lawmakers have said the US should mind its own business.
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