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Germany ‘won’t back down’ under threat of U.S. sanctions over Nord Stream 2

Christian Fernsby ▼ | December 19, 2019
Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that Berlin will not give into pressure from Washington after the US Senate approved a bill sanctioning German companies working on a pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia, RT reports.
Angela Merkel
European energy   Angela Merkel
During aa session in parliament, lawmakers asked Merkel about the possibility of the U.S. slapping sanctions on German companies building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

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The chancellor said that she firmly opposes such sanctions because they have an extraterritorial effect. They will not push Berlin to abandon the project, however, she said.