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Former German Foreign Minister calls construction of Nord Stream 2 a sovereign decision of Europe

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Initially, the project for a gas pipeline crossing the Baltic Sea and connecting Russia and the Federal Republic of Germany arose out of the need of European consumers to achieve liberalization of their energy market. In this regard, the construction of Nord Stream 2 in Germany was called a sovereign decision of Europe.


This opinion was expressed by ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Sigmar Gabriel in an interview with the German TV channel ZDF.

He drew the attention of journalists to the fact that the initiative to use this pipeline for the supply of Russian natural gas came from European companies, which considered such a decision to be reasonable from an economic point of view. Therefore, Washington's efforts to stop the project should be considered a gross interference in the internal affairs of the European Union.


The former German Foreign Minister sympathizes with Poland's desire to stop the construction of Nord Stream 2, because historical experience and geographical location make her treat Russia with distrust. He does not understand why Warsaw has never criticized the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, which supplies Russian gas to European countries in transit through Poland. Indeed, if Poland is against "totalitarian Russian gas", why is it actively using both the gas itself and the transit pipe ...

Gabriel has no illusions about Biden, believing that he will put pressure on the participants in the SP-2 project in the same way as Trump did. But at the same time, the new US president, being an experienced politician, must understand that even such a strong country as America needs allies. She needs them at least in order to be able to maintain balance in the world.
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  1. WHAT IS
    WHAT IS April 15 2021 11: 41
    +9
    if Poland is against "totalitarian Russian gas", why is it actively using both the gas itself and the transit pipe ...

    Clever because hyenas, in a word.
    1. NIKN
      NIKN April 15 2021 11: 59
      +6
      Someone earns what, someone on construction, and someone on sucking up, you won't stop barking.
  2. Popandos
    Popandos April 15 2021 11: 46
    +7
    As soon as a politician is an ex, he immediately pronounces reasonable words.
    1. Pereira
      Pereira April 15 2021 11: 54
      +3
      When a politician resigns, he is turned on again.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 15 2021 11: 56
    +1
    construction of "Nord Stream - 2" in Germany called the sovereign decision of Europe
    But the United States does not think so. Therefore, they interfere as much as they can using persuasion, intimidation, of the German "greens", singing along in the face of Poland and the Balts. Ukraine is trying as best it can, even ready to start a large-scale conflict at the command of the United States. Becoming ex-ministers simply do not hesitate (are afraid) to say what they think in the interests of their country. But there are no exes in power, therefore, in the Bundestag, voices are heard against the "SP-2" and calling for new sanctions against Russia.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 April 15 2021 12: 08
    +1
    Ex-German Foreign Minister called the construction of Nord Stream 2 a sovereign decision of Europe
    construction is going to completion, and then we will see what and how it will work.
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 15 2021 12: 30
    +1
    According to the latest information, the Merikatos have already concocted sanctions (and may have already been prepared) for the expulsion of 10 of our diplomatic workers, also against many corporations ... but on SV-2 there is silence. request
  6. lisiy prapor
    lisiy prapor April 15 2021 14: 38
    +2
    He is an ex. You can declare anything to him. They are "exes", all as one brave, independent and sober-minded, huch put them on the throne
    1. agond
      agond April 15 2021 21: 50
      +2
      Quote: rocket757
      Ex-German Foreign Minister called the construction of Nord Stream 2 a sovereign decision of Europe

      Well, finally, Germany remembered about sovereignty.
      1. Kuzmitsky
        April 16 2021 22: 12
        +1
        They just remembered the money invested there.
  7. Sasha from Uralmash
    Sasha from Uralmash April 16 2021 13: 50
    +1
    The closer to the finish line, the more tantrums the ill-wishers will have! The risk of provocations grows, no matter how another Polish boatman, airplane, locomotive, etc., etc., arrives! You will not find yourself in the Mi-6's fantasy .. .!