Merkel says U.S. Nord Stream sanctions not legally justifiableChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 1, 2020
Chancellor Angela Merkel decried new U.S. sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as “not compatible” with Germany’s interpretation of legal standards and said the project should be completed, BNN reports.
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Topics: Merkel U.S. Nord Stream
Germany is preparing to strike back against the U.S. if President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to kill off the NordStream 2 gas pipeline with additional sanctions, officials familiar with the discussions have said.
The 1,200-kilometer (745 mile) pipeline under the Baltic Sea, designed to pump Russian gas directly to Germany, has triggered deep division between EU member states. ■