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Germany Slams Trump's 'Meddling' In Europe's Energy After Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Passed

“European energy policy must be decided in Europe, not the U.S.” 

Included in Wednesday’s just passed mammoth 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which increases the Pentagon budget by $22 billion (to a whopping $738 billion) — were long-threatened sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 underwater natural gas pipeline. 

In the House bill, expected to be approved by the Senate sometime next week before Trump signs it into law, are measures which specifically target companies assembling the pipeline, a last ditch US effort to block the controversial 760-mile project that would allow Russia to export natural gas directly to Germany, depriving Ukraine of badly needed gas transit fees along the current route for Russian supplies.

https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/germany-trump-dont-meddle-europes-energy-after-nord-stream-2-sanctions-passed

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Sally Snyder
Sally Snyder
December 13, 2019

As shown in this article, Washington is planning even further and more punitive sanctions against Russia:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/12/russia-state-sponsor-of-terrorism.html

Given that Russia has already taken significant steps that will allow it to work around Washington’s sanctions regime and blunt their impact on the Russian economy, it’s unclear what SMART will achieve other than adding more meaningless “icing” to Washington’s anti-Russia “cake”.

Errunur
Errunur
Reply to  Sally Snyder
December 13, 2019

US simply cant face reality that not everyone is scared of their economic power

Olivia Kroth
December 13, 2019

Germany should kick out all US soldiers stationed on its territory and close all US bases.

Errunur
Errunur
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
December 13, 2019

not with this chancellor who is Pro-Nato.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Errunur
December 13, 2019

Unfortunately all German Chancellors are and will be pro-Nato. Others do not stand a chance of being elected. They won’t even be able to be candidates, will be blocked right away. Such is the straightjacket of EU and Nato.

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Reply to  Olivia Kroth
December 13, 2019

Yep, much as they’d deny the thought, they may very well pull an Erdogan on the US.

Oxymorons R US
Oxymorons R US
December 13, 2019

1) Need to curtail European dependence on Russian gas by sanctioning Nord Stream 2.
2) Need to keep Ukraine as transit country to satisfy Europe’s dependence on Russian gas.

Only a Congressman could publish such nonsense with a straight face.

The Keystone Cops
The Keystone Cops
December 14, 2019

I’ve breaking out the popcorn & primed to watch Trumpstein’s moves on sanctioning these companies in the final stages of Nord Stream 2. It’s gonna be a gasser.

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