The recent elections in Germany changed the balance in the government of the country, and the energy crisis that gripped Europe and the need to make a decision on the SP-2 further exacerbated the split among the authorities in Berlin. As a result, the Bundestag is mired in serious contradictions, which have not yet been resolved.
According to the authors of the article, the results of the elections became the “catalyst” for the split. The ruling coalition was formed by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens. Each faction has its own vision of solving the main issues, but they have not yet managed to work out a common strategy.
The upcoming launch of Nord Stream 2 has been discussed for a long time in the German government. It is assumed that the commissioning of the gas pipeline will provide impressive economic dividends for both Berlin and Moscow. However, the ruling coalition in Germany has failed to come to a common denominator. The pro-American Greens are actively opposing the project, while the SPD calls these discussions speculation.
According to Handelsblatt, the United States also played an important role in the dispute within the coalition. Washington has openly blamed Russia for the energy crisis that gripped the EU ahead of the heating season.