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Volodin: Europea adopts resolution against Nord Stream 2 under U.S. pressure

Staff Writer | December 13, 2018
Russia's State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin commented on the European Parliament’s resolution adopted against the construction of the Nord Stream pipeline. He said that it was adopted under the pressure of the United States, which is a manifestation of unfair competition.
Vyacheslav Volodin
Russia   State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin
The lower house speaker noted that calls for halting a project that is "economically viable for European countries and their citizens" are heard after "repeated sanctions threats from the side of the U.S. Congress against companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 construction."

"That is nothing more than unfair competition supported by politicians proclaiming democracy and free economic principles," TASS cited Volodin as saying.

The speaker considers it unacceptable to stand up for economic interests of particular countries through political pressure.