The official representative of the Cabinet of Ministers of Germany, Steffen Seibert, said that the German government adheres to the previous position on the Nord Stream-2 project, RIA Novosti reports.
Seibert made such a statement on the day of the meeting of the foreign ministers of the EU countries, during which possible new restrictive measures against Russia will be discussed.
According to him, the FRG government took into account the appeal of the European Parliament to stop the construction of the SP-2. He added that German Chancellor Angela Merkel commented on the situation around the construction of Nord Stream 2 last week and stressed that “her principled position and the principled position of the federal government have not changed.”
We will remind, last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she considers inappropriate the sanctions that the United States has imposed on the Nord Stream 2 project. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also criticized Washington’s extraterritorial sanctions on the project. According to him, the FRG authorities hope to discuss these restrictions with the administration of the new US President Joe Biden.
On January 21, the European Parliament adopted a resolution demanding the governments of the EU countries “to prevent the completion of the Nord Stream 2 project.”
The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the laying of two lines of a gas pipeline from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The United States actively opposes the construction of the pipeline, promoting its liquefied natural gas to Europe. Russia has repeatedly stated that Nord Stream 2 is a commercial project, and urged not to politicize it.