Work has reportedly restarted on the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline almost a year after US sanctions brought the German-Russian project to a halt.
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Eighteen companies have terminated their participation or are in the process of withdrawing, following US sanctions threats. The US has only imposed sanctions on one company, but has threatened to "take further action."
A German environmental NGO claims Finance Minister Olaf Scholz offered to aid the import of liquid gas from the US if the Trump administration dropped threatened action against the Russian pipeline project.
The Baltic Sea natural gas pipeline has become a political wrestling match, with the United States on one side and Russia on the other. Germany and the EU are stuck in the middle. DW gives you an overview.
The Russian-led pipeline in the Baltic Sea has almost been completed, despite US sanctions and opposition from some EU member states. The controversial project will double the amount of natural gas exported to Germany.
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