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Western press: Some EU partners warned Merkel of possible problems due to Nord Stream 2

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Western press: Some EU partners warned Merkel of possible problems due to Nord Stream 2

The German and British press published materials that referred to a warning addressed to the German Chancellor from "some partners in the European Union." These warnings, as it turns out, are related to the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.


The British newspaper Express writes that Merkel was reminded of "possible crushing sanctions against Germany from the United States in the event of continued support for the implementation of the SP-2 gas pipeline."

In turn, the German resource DW cites the statement of the German expert Erik Kirshbaum, who said the following:

The German authorities have long ignored these threats. Although Berlin was warned by US presidents - both Obama and now Trump.

It was noted that not only in the USA, but also in Poland and France, which also remind Berlin about “possible problems”, are “disappointed” with Berlin’s support for the construction of Nord Stream 2.

The same Kirschbaum says that Merkel is mistaken in believing that US pressure will end if Trump leaves the presidency.

According to Kirshbaum, the German authorities will not be able to ignore this issue for a long time, since “the EU partners are also concerned that Russia is seeking to expand its influence on the European continent, including through the construction of another gas pipeline” ...

As a reminder, the construction of a gas pipeline on the bottom of the Baltic has been suspended at the moment. According to the latest data, a section with a length of about 150 km remains unfinished.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 15 August 2020 17: 15 New
    +4
    Western press: Some EU partners warned Merkel of possible problems due to Nord Stream 2
    And the Russians are in no hurry to finish building it, as if pushing to make a CERTAIN decision ...
    1. Dmitry Donskoy
      Dmitry Donskoy 15 August 2020 17: 21 New
      +2
      Merkel is a hammer. She was young and was afraid of everything, and now sometimes she shows her teeth. hi
      1. The black
        The black 15 August 2020 18: 09 New
        +3
        Political economy is like chess, only more complicated. You can calculate the options for days, or you can hit the enemy on the head with a board laughing
        But seriously, the USA does not need a strong and independent Europe. For this, the naughty people in Ukraine have arranged that if it is not so - "but they will not take it, we will turn off the gas" So the opposition to the Northern Stream will only intensify.
        1. The black
          The black 15 August 2020 18: 13 New
          14
          Merkel is a hammer. She was young and was afraid of everything, and now sometimes she shows her teeth.
          Well Duc cuts the topic, that shows. In the case of the implementation of the SP-2, if it will be a club, then a club in the hands of the Germans. Germany will gain a huge influence on the energy market in Europe, collecting cream from dimwitted lads like all kinds of Poland and Ukraine ..
      2. Ilya-spb
        Ilya-spb 15 August 2020 18: 57 New
        -7
        Hold on, Germans! Let's Make Germany Great Again!

        Maybe polite people will help Merkel?
        1. a.hamster55
          a.hamster55 15 August 2020 20: 00 New
          +3
          Again they beat on the hands, but I want a light ...
        2. Grandfather
          Grandfather 15 August 2020 20: 14 New
          -4
          Quote: Ilya-spb
          Hold on, Germans! Let's Make Germany Great Again!

          Maybe polite people will help Merkel?

          VO, are you serious? earlier for the word member, ban, and now ...
      3. Clear
        Clear 16 August 2020 00: 05 New
        +2
        Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
        Merkel is a hammer. She was young and was afraid of everything, and now sometimes she shows her teeth. hi

        Yes, Dmitry. And in general, it is not good to scare a woman, even a young woman, even in her prime smile
      4. NF68
        NF68 16 August 2020 15: 51 New
        0
        Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
        Merkel is a hammer. She was young and was afraid of everything, and now sometimes she shows her teeth. hi


        Now she has become even more cunning. Keep your nose downwind.
    2. RUnnm
      RUnnm 15 August 2020 17: 22 New
      -3
      In the sense ? Denmark introduced time limits for the production of works
      1. svp67
        svp67 15 August 2020 17: 31 New
        -1
        Quote: RUnnm
        Denmark introduced time limits for the production of works

        And now who is entering what? All restrictions have already been lifted, the weather is good, the time is ticking ... the pipeline is not being built
        1. askort154
          askort154 15 August 2020 18: 54 New
          +7
          svp67 ...And now who is entering what? All restrictions have already been lifted, the weather is good, the time is ticking ... the pipeline is not being built

          Denmark again imposed a restriction on the continuation of construction, until the end of August, because of the "fish spawning season" in its economy zone .. Before that, they were afraid that "mines would disturb them." I wonder what I'll come up with in September?
          Merkel remained - "one soldier in the field for SP-2". Even Macron passed.
          I wonder if Gazprom is demanding a forfeit from companies that quit the project? Although - "and who are the judges ?!" We cannot even get the "non-killing" 3 billion, the last debt of Ukraine to Russia (about 5 billion has already run up), we cannot get out of England. Everywhere, at all frontiers and industries, sticks are being put in the wheels of Russia. Difficult, very difficult! But Russia was also in not such alterations. Russia was, is and will be, in contrast to some of its enemies.
          This is what infuriates them. Anger from impotence! Therefore, they are grouped into flocks of hyenas. hi
          1. Ross xnumx
            Ross xnumx 15 August 2020 19: 49 New
            0
            Quote: askort154
            Difficult, very difficult!

            Difficult ... Oh, how difficult it is to make a decision on debts of $ 5 when hundreds of billions lie in foreign banks ... belay
            It is in Russia for $ 5 you can raise several regions, and for normal boys it is only 000% to VAT ...
          2. Brturin
            Brturin 15 August 2020 20: 06 New
            +3
            Quote: askort154
            Denmark re-imposed a restriction on continued construction, until the end of August, due to the "fish spawning season" in its economy zone.

            Rebutted already - "The permit condition due to seasonal restrictions (July to August) due to cod spawning refers to construction work in the restricted fisheries area known as the Bornholm Basin. Both pipelines have already been laid in the restricted fisheries area of ​​the Bornholm There are no seasonal restrictions on further construction in Denmark "- project operator Nord Stream 2 AG https://tass.ru/ekonomika/9059783
            Last Tuesday, no one clung to Lavrov - "The participants of the Nord Stream 2 company, including Russian, German and other participants, are determined that this project will be completed. As I understand it, there is reason to believe that this will be done in the very near future. "
            “We are aware of various speculations about possible options for completing the project, and we do not comment on them. We will inform about our plans on time ”- Nord Stream 2.
          3. svp67
            svp67 16 August 2020 04: 53 New
            +1
            Quote: askort154
            Denmark again imposed a restriction on the continuation of construction, until the end of August, due to the "fish spawning season" in its economy zone.

            This information is not confirmed. Where did you get it from?
        2. anzar
          anzar 15 August 2020 21: 23 New
          0
          time is ticking ... the pipeline is not being built

          Does Gazprom not want to?)) Perhaps he is eating some kind of slander in contracts ... if he built it, start pumping and paying off a loan ... And what about pumping, consumption has dropped dramatically, and Ukraine still needs to be loaded; pay. " You can say in Stockholm "consumption has fallen," but if at the same time you download another branch, it will not be counted (as it was not counted earlier because of SP5).
          And then force majeure (sanctions) ... laughing So "Chersky" only did not visit Antarctica on the way))
        3. vVvAD
          vVvAD 16 August 2020 16: 33 New
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          Quote: svp67
          And now who is entering what?

          Just lie down and spread your legs, and to inject or not to inject - let them decide for themselves love

          It is not being built because the American threats were not taken seriously, and a plan was not prepared in time in case of their implementation - time is lost, time is passing ... A puncture of Gazprom and relevant departments. This Gazprom ... how dear it is to us - in the truest sense of the word.
    3. Grandfather
      Grandfather 15 August 2020 17: 37 New
      -8
      Quote: svp67
      Western press: Some EU partners warned Merkel of possible problems due to Nord Stream 2
      And the Russians are in no hurry to complete it, as if pushing to make a CERTAIN decision ...

      not in a hurry ... the sanctions help ...
  2. RUnnm
    RUnnm 15 August 2020 17: 18 New
    0
    The West has uncovered the next echelon of Russophobic propaganda.
    And why are all these luminaries of journalism not at all concerned about why the United States is dictating to Germany with whom to trade, and with whom not? Why aren't they screaming about the inadmissibility of such interference? That SP-2 will give a serious advantage to the German economy. Why, in these matters, was the tongue stuck in the star-striped butt?
    Undoubtedly, this is an exam for Germany's right to take the first step towards its political sovereignty.
    And why did this DW columnist not disclose the list of "concerned partners"? Beggars like Poland and the Baltics? Or what, Austria, Italy, France are against? Yes, it seems, no ... That's why I was ashamed to name these Russophobic countries-beggars ..
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 15 August 2020 17: 38 New
      +3
      Quote: RUnnm
      And why are all these luminaries of journalism not at all concerned about why the United States is dictating to Germany with whom to trade and with whom not?

      but because it is under occupation.
      1. Campanella
        Campanella 15 August 2020 18: 24 New
        0
        This is not an occupation, this is an alliance between Sword and Plowshare.
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 15 August 2020 19: 53 New
          -1
          Quote: Campanella
          This is not an occupation, this is an alliance between Sword and Plowshare.

          It's right. Russia is spawning about the construction of the SP-2 and its recoupment, while Poland, the Baltic States and Ukraine have opened their ORALS and screaming that Russia wants to enslave the EU with energy resources, put the whole of Europe in energy dependence ... laughing
        2. vVvAD
          vVvAD 16 August 2020 16: 36 New
          0
          That's right: whoever doesn't want to feed his army will feed someone else's.
          It's just that no one told them in advance that such an alliance would not be EQUAL.
  3. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 15 August 2020 17: 24 New
    -1
    "The same Kirschbaum says that Merkel is wrong, believing that US pressure will end if Trump leaves the presidency."
    There is no reason to disagree with Comrade Kirshbaum. My heart tells me. And the pressure echoes it!
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 15 August 2020 18: 49 New
      0
      Quote: Benzorez
      "The same Kirschbaum says that Merkel is wrong, believing that US pressure will end if Trump leaves the presidency."

      a football player is smarter than a politician ... why indignation about athletes in the Duma? winked sarcasm, of course, but nevertheless, look what is happening in the arena, girls-athletes-actresses-deputies cut coupons, making decisions of State importance, on which our life depends, at the same time, without abandoning their "photo sessions" and other, for which also "Pennies" are dripping ... it's like our "senators", then by "coincidence" they marry ... and that's it, both are lucky, husband is a politician, wife is a gifted businessman
      ,I'm grossed out. and you ? and they teach us "not to pick our noses." It just boiled over and out of topic. sorry, I didn't want to write on the site already, but it burst.
      1. Petrol cutter
        Petrol cutter 15 August 2020 18: 58 New
        +1
        I understand you perfectly. Moreover, I absolutely agree.
        As for the article, I agree with the author. If Donald Ivanovich will be president / will not be - for us the situation will not change in any way. Well, it's plus / minus a couple of degrees Fahrenheit ...
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 15 August 2020 17: 28 New
    +3
    Why is Gazprom in no hurry to complete the gas pipeline? Maybe the chest just opens? Gas prices are now critically low, and will the appearance of another gas pipeline bring them even lower? I suppose, as soon as prices start to rise, and construction will be completed immediately, regardless of any sanctions. My personal opinion.
    1. snucerist
      snucerist 15 August 2020 18: 17 New
      +1
      And why on earth, let me take an interest, will prices start to rise?
      Has the pandemic been defeated? Not at all. The spread of the infection is only increasing, as is the number of deaths.
      Quarantine measures will only intensify, respectively, production will slow down. There are prerequisites for the fact that the world economy in the foreseeable future is unlikely to grow rapidly.
      Meanwhile, the situation on the gas market is already catastrophic.
      Gazprom for the second month is supplying gas to the EU at a loss.
      The average price for the export of Gazprom's gas dropped to $ 82 per thousand cubic meters. Compared to May, gas fell in price by $ 12 - by 12,7%, compared to April - by $ 37%. Compared to the beginning of 34, the price has decreased by 2020 times, and relative to the average indicator of 2 - by 2019 times.
      Deliveries to Germany fell by 21%.
      The Saudis are beginning to actively dump.
      Turkey has sharply reduced consumption of Russian gas - by orders of magnitude less than last year, only 2 million cubic meters.
      Refuse to purchase the volume of gas specified in the contract from China. The Power of Siberia is pumping 12% less gas than at the beginning (281 million cubic meters in May), and China completely ignores the agreed "take or pay" condition. Plus, over the six months of 2020, the PRC increased production by 9,9%, to 94,96 billion cubic meters, and is actively working with LNG. In June, LNG imports amounted to 7 billion cubic meters, while the country received 2,614 billion cubic meters through pipes. LNG volumes increased by 12% over the year.
      Average annual prices in the EU are $ 100-110 per thousand cubic meters today, and Gazprom's profitability point (according to Fitch) is $ 105 per thousand cubic meters to at least cover the costs.
      The hydrocarbon market is oversaturated and this trend will only deepen.
      In these conditions, to finish building the SP-2? By oneself? Under the pressure of the most severe sanctions? At the risk of getting even tougher sanctions?
      Meaning?
      This already sounds like masochism.
      It is clear that the completion is a matter of principle. But is it worth the effort? The analysts were already seriously mistaken once.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 15 August 2020 19: 55 New
        -2
        Quote: snucerist
        It is clear that the completion is a matter of principle. But is it worth the effort? The analysts were already seriously mistaken once.

        Isn't the epidemic going to die out by the end of the year? Vaccination will start very actively, and after it the economic situation will begin to change. Well, the winter is colder ... That's what I'm talking about.
        1. Siberian54
          Siberian54 15 August 2020 20: 22 New
          +1
          Approximately by the New Year, other vaccines will be suitable, and by the year 22 the gas pipeline "will become in demand .." suddenly "- for the owners of the Sorsa manual
      2. Brturin
        Brturin 15 August 2020 20: 56 New
        +1
        Quote: snucerist
        Meanwhile, the situation on the gas market is already catastrophic ... Turkey has drastically reduced consumption of Russian gas - by orders of magnitude less than last year, only 2 million cubic meters.

        In the first half of 2020, Gazprom reduced gas exports to Europe by 18%, to 78,9 billion cubic meters. m against 96,4 billion cubic meters. m a year earlier. Supplies to Turkey fell 1,7 times - to 4,7 billion cubic meters. m. The trouble with the Turks is that the contracts with an oil peg and a time gap ... Then the Moldovans decided to explain their purchases from Gazprom and some figures surfaced ... "Thus, at the beginning of the third quarter of the year, the estimated price of gas supplied to Moldova , is 133,56 US dollars per thousand cubic meters, and in the fourth quarter the predicted price will be about 100 US dollars .... For comparison, to Turkey, which has 3 major gas supply routes (Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan), the Russian Federation supplies natural gas under a long-term contract in the third quarter at a price of US $ 188,62 per thousand cubic meters, Iran at US $ 191,73 per thousand cubic meters, Azerbaijan at US $ 180,67 ". https://www.moldovagaz.md/rus/centrul-de-presa/press-relizy/kommentariy-ao-moldovagaz-po-voprosu-importa-prirodnogo-gaza-v-respubliku-moldova
        The price of Gazprom's is already being compared with the Azerbaijani for the Turks, let's see the results of the 3rd quarter, and there are 4 ...
        Qatar is dumping, but how much will this be enough in Qatar itself and how much patience the same states have - "In the summer of 2020, more than 70 LNG exports from the US for June and July were canceled, more than 40 for August. For comparison, 74 deliveries were sent from the US in January 2020, "adds EIA. https://ria.ru/20200707/1574027826.html
        China
        Quote: snucerist
        Plus, over the six months of 2020, the PRC increased production by 9,9%, to 94,96 billion cubic meters, and is actively working with LNG. In June, LNG imports amounted to 7 billion cubic meters

        Yes, but at the same time, in June from Russia - 396 thousand tons of LNG ... from the USA - 340 thousand tons ... The total import of LNG to the PRC in June - 5,79 million tons ... So, Russian gas is not the first, but and not the last ... As for the pipelines, if everything is so bad, then the Chinese could postpone, but "July 28. The PRC on Tuesday began construction of the southern section of the Russian-Chinese gas pipeline" Eastern Route "(continuation of the" Power of Siberia "), which will connect Yongqing County of Langfang City District in northeastern Hebei Province and the city of central subordination Shanghai, Xinhua News Agency reported. https://tass.ru/ekonomika/9065571
        The catastrophe ... as someone ... good is not enough, but what in this situation defies any explanation is the award of the leadership ... "I forgot in Latin what it is called. Well, without Latin it is better not to talk about it" ( from)....
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 15 August 2020 19: 59 New
      +2
      As for me, the reason lies not only in prices, but also in the fact that the race was justified until the moment when the contract for gas transit through the territory of Ukraine expired, i.e. until December 31, 2019, but in view of the fact that the pumping contract for the next 5 years was still concluded, now there really is no hurry. Well, the accompanying problems have not gone away - the contractor's refusal to work under the threat of sanctions, the transfer of the pipelayer from the Far East to the Baltic Sea, "spawning" of cod, etc. ... At one time, the United States also spent a lot of effort to prevent the USSR from building a gas pipeline to Europe, introducing sanctions and embargoes, and it has been pumping gas for 40 years. True, at that time, European politicians were more independent and independent in their decisions.
      1. Siberian54
        Siberian54 15 August 2020 20: 27 New
        0
        "it is true at that time and European politicians were more independent" - are you serious ??? Hmm ... !! .. Don't you remember about CMEA? laughing laughing laughing
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 15 August 2020 22: 42 New
          +1
          Quote: Siberian54
          Don't you remember about CMEA?


          Gas supplies to Austria began in 1968, to Germany in 1973 in exchange for pipes.
          To Finland, Italy and France in 1975.
          I wonder how you are holding the FRG, France, Finland, Austria and Italy to the CMEA countries?
    3. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 15 August 2020 19: 59 New
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Maybe the chest just opens?

      Why is there? With a simple gas wrench:
      MOSCOW, August 13. / TASS /. According to Russian Accounting Standards (RAS), Gazprom's net loss in January-June 2020 amounted to 276,98 bn. Rub. against 371,1 billion rubles. net profit for the same period last year. This is reported in the materials of the company.

      There is a strange trend in the country. When there is a crisis, a pandemic, individual entrepreneurship and emergency situations are closed, jobs and salaries are cut, suddenly the construction of the gas pipeline is suspended for no reason at all and the income of board members grows:
      The income of the members of the board of "Gazprom" in the first half of 2020 amounted to 1,055 billion rubles., Which is 33% more than a year earlier, follows from the company's report.
      Income includes salaries, bonuses and remuneration for participation in the management bodies of PJSC Gazprom.
      Gazprom's board members are currently: Chairman of the Board Alexey Miller and his deputies Oleg Aksyutin, Elena Burmistrova, Vitaly Markelov, Mikhail Putin, Mikhail Rosseev, Famil Sadigov, Sergei Khomyakov, as well as board members Sergei Kuznets, Vladimir Markov, Sergei Menshikov , Elena Mikhailova, Vyacheslav Mikhalenko and Gennady Sukhov.

      Didn't the rats run from the ship?
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 15 August 2020 20: 57 New
        -1
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Didn't the rats run from the ship?

        Our rats will not jerk until they devour everything from the ship .. well, or until they are chased away with pissing rags ..
  5. fif21
    fif21 15 August 2020 17: 32 New
    +5
    The economic losses from the termination of trade with the Russian Federation are much greater than from the sanctions that the United States threatens. Merkel knows how to count her money. The dollar river to Europe is shallowing, so other EU countries should think about what is more profitable - to have a Russian sales market, or to pay mattress mats for an illusory threat allegedly emanating from the Russian Federation. hi
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 15 August 2020 20: 04 New
      -1
      Quote: fif21
      therefore, other EU countries should think about

      The economic union of Russia and Germany is the death of the EU. Germany then no longer wants to be a sponsor of the European Union of impoverished countries. This tandem could give both countries an impetus in economic development (in a good scenario).yes
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 15 August 2020 17: 37 New
    +1
    The same Kirschbaum says that Merkel is mistaken in believing that US pressure will end if Trump leaves the presidency.
    ....He is right..
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 15 August 2020 18: 10 New
    +3
    Be sure, everyone yapping at the Teutons, that your well-being, and indeed, it is .... the association of GEYROP, exists / is as long as Germany does not wriggle money or patience runs out! And then ala, ulyu, you will all be left at a broken trough with a bunch of problems.
    I will not say that for Germany this will happen without losses, but they will just break through, as has happened more than once!
  8. Sergey39
    Sergey39 15 August 2020 18: 57 New
    +1
    All this is mouse fuss. The gas pipeline will be completed. As soon as possible.
  9. Andobor
    Andobor 15 August 2020 19: 24 New
    +1
    For the German economy, the Stream is a matter of life and death; it will become uncompetitive on American gas. Because the Germans clung to him
  10. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 15 August 2020 20: 53 New
    0
    The terrible dream of the Anglo-Saxons is a union of natural allies, combining the resources of Russia and the technology of Germany. It's time to hint about the invitation of Germany, Austria, Japan, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, to the Eurasian Union ...
    -----
    Guardians ... Anglo-Saxons ... The Dutch will be in a hungry rage.
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 15 August 2020 21: 11 New
      +1
      Quote: Tank jacket
      Guardians ... Anglo-Saxons ... The Dutch will be in a hungry rage.

      But what about Poland? wassat
      1. Tank jacket
        Tank jacket 15 August 2020 21: 17 New
        0
        I appreciate your humor laughing
        Poland will humbly accept the winning side, especially since LGBT people in a Catholic country stumble upon. In Poland, marriage is a union of m and f, as in Hungary.
        And by the way, an interesting date 11.
        "On August 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a vaccine against COVID-19 has been registered in Russia."

        US President Donald Trump expressed the hope that the Russian vaccine against coronavirus infection will be effective.
        1. Vasyan1971
          Vasyan1971 15 August 2020 21: 23 New
          +1
          Quote: Tank jacket
          In Poland, marriage is a union of m and f, as in Hungary.

          And in France and even more so in Holland?
          And Poland is STRONG! wassat
        2. Andobor
          Andobor 15 August 2020 22: 14 New
          -2
          Quote: Tank jacket
          US President Donald Trump expressed the hope that the Russian vaccine against coronavirus infection will be effective.

          Yes, Putin will bring in and heal Vesmir.
  11. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 15 August 2020 20: 56 New
    +1
    Confusion and struggle are in the West: representatives of 24 of the 27 EU countries signed an appeal to the State Department on the inadmissibility of interference in EU affairs, and some European media are blowing a tune about the threats to the EU and Merkel personally due to the construction of the SP-2. Guess who bought or bribed these media and magazine whores!
  12. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 15 August 2020 21: 02 New
    +1
    Next stage:
    - personal sanctions against Schroeder and Merkel ...
  13. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 15 August 2020 21: 10 New
    +1
    Berlin's support for the construction of Nord Stream 2 is "disappointed" not only in the United States, but also in Poland

    But this is already serious! Poland, as everyone knows - STRONG!
  14. IC
    IC 16 August 2020 01: 27 New
    -3
    In practical terms, no one needs this pipeline. And the US has many legal ways to block its launch. For them now it has become a fix idea. And with regard to Russia, everyone who was entitled to have already earned their billions. Further, the entire minus will fall on the shoulders of the population.