News Digest Item
25 Jul 2017

“How America’s sanctions against Russia affect Germany“

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The sanction proposals directed at Russia, which the US House of Representatives will vote on on Tuesday, endanger the German-Russian gas pipeline project Nord Stream 2, writes Winand von Petersdorff in an opinion piece in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Seldom have American lawmakers articulated so clearly that national commercial interests are more important to them than a fruitful cooperation with the European Union,” writes von Petersdorff. “The United States have no say when it comes to the European energy supply security. They should mind their own business.”

Read the opinion piece in German here.

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”.

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