News Digest Item
25 Jul 2017

“Brussels prepares to bite back at US over Russia sanctions”

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is concerned about energy-related measures in the sanction proposals by the US against Russia, reports Ryan Heath for Politico. Juncker believes they could be used unfairly against European energy companies, according to an internal note. “The biggest affected interest [of the EU] would be the mooted Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, itself a source of political controversy in the EU,” writes Heath.

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For background, see the News Digest entries Germany and Austria say US sanction plans against Russia threaten Europe’s energy security and Merkel calls US gas sanctions against Russia “irregular behaviour”, and the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and its implications for international security.

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