The German government is holding closed talks with the United States on sanctions against the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This was told by the representative of the German Cabinet of Ministers Ulrike Demmer, RIA Novosti quoted her as saying.
“The FRG government is in contact with the US administration about US sanctions and threats of sanctions against Nord Stream 2,” Demmer told reporters in Berlin. She stressed that negotiations and correspondence with Washington are closed, so the German government will not comment on them.
Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she was ready to enter into negotiations with the Joe Biden administration regarding the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, but considers the introduction of sanctions against the project “not the best way” to resolve the issue.
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea was supposed to be commissioned at the end of 2019. However, its completion was hampered, in particular, by the threat of sanctions from the United States, due to which European companies began to withdraw from the project.