News Digest Item
04 Aug 2017

“Donald Trump, we have to talk!”


German economy minister Brigitte Zypries “strongly trusts” that US President Donald Trump will prevent sanctions against German companies that are invested in the construction or operation of pipelines from Russia, the minister wrote in a guest commentary in WirtschaftsWoche. Zypries called on the US government to enter a dialogue with European partners about how to continue “the successful cooperation of past years. […] Energy imports and exports must never become a political or economic weapon,” wrote Zypries.

Read the guest commentary (behind paywall) 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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