The recent agreement between the German companies and Russian Gazprom demonstrate the improvement of relations between Germany and Russia, despite the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, writes "the Chicago tribune".
review the author of the article, restoration of the agreement on the exchange of assets between Gazprom and the German chemical concern BASF SE, which was stopped for a while after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, as well as a separate contract with the energy company EON SE and other companies on the implementation of the pipeline "Nord stream-2" demonstrate the desire of businessmen to restore the partnership between Europe and Russia.
"Flagship projects show that the German economy, even in difficult conditions, continues to promote partnerships with Russia ", - has told the head of the German Department for relations in Eastern Europe Eckhard Cordes, who also said that " the potential for Russian-German economic projects huge ", RIA " Novosti ". The magazine also quotes the expression of the press Secretary of concern Wintershall and BASF Stephen Langa, who said that " such a contract can have a significant impact on the development of mutual trust and cooperation ". On the last working day of the week Russian Firm Gazprom signed a joint agreement on the gas pipeline " Nord stream ? 2 ", which provides for an increase in the supply of natural gas to the EU. Signatures under the document were put by the head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, head of the Board of BASF Kurt Bock, member of the management Board of E. ON Klaus sch?fer, Deputy General Director ENGIE Pierre Sharar, head of OMV AG Rainer Seele and managing Director of Royal Dutch Shell Ben van Bearden. Print Edition OPINION noted, the composition of the participants claims that this project needs Europe, and looked in detail why this project is " no more political ", that " South stream ". The day before Gazprom described the timing of the signing of the agreement on the "Power of Siberia ? 2" ? it's bound to happen in spring 2016. In mid-August, it was announced that the project of the gas pipeline "Nord stream ? 2" has a chance to get the approval of Brussels, notwithstanding the political debate around Ukraine.