Head of the Bundestag on issues of economy and energy Klaus Ernst sent a letter to colleagues in which he tried to convince to abandon the expansion of penalties against the " Nord stream - 2 ".
Excerpts from the documents causes print edition S? Ddeutsche Zeitung.
"You, of course, will resist attempts to interfere in the internal Affairs of Texas, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania. Europe, for its part, nourishes the hope that You will respect the decisions taken in the European Union in a democratic way ", - stressed the Deputy.
Ernst noticed that the sanctions policy of the United States jeopardizes the partnership with the EU and harm the American image. Politician called unsubstantiated claims about what "Nord stream - 2" increases Germany's dependence on Russia.
He also said that to diversify the delivery of gas and oil, the German government promoted the construction of terminals for LNG, and also supported the idea of concluding a new five-year transit contract via Ukraine.
in the beginning of summer in the U.S. Senate introduced a draft law which provides for the extension of restrictive measures concerning the construction of the " Nord stream - 2 ". As told to the authors of the document, It applies to all involved in the gas pipeline, the court, as well as those who facilitated the provision of these vessels and their work.
This is not the first attempt of the capital of the United States to prevent the implementation of the project. The draft law, which predusmatrivaet punishment against the "Nord stream - 2" first was introduced to the chamber authorized the Congress of Democrats and Republicans. Moreover, at the end of December last year, the United States passed the defense budget, which provided for restrictive measures against organizations involved in the construction. Because of this, out project, out of Swiss Allseas.
in the Russian Federation has told, being able on their own to complete the construction of the pipeline.