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Germany seeks compromises around Nord Stream 2

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Due to the tough position of the United States in relation to Nord Stream 2, the FRG can complete the construction of the gas pipeline only at the cost of large foreign policy losses. And the refusal of the project is fraught with payments of multibillion-dollar penalties.


Nikolaus Doll, whose article was published by the German newspaper Die Welt, spoke about how Germany is looking for compromises around Nord Stream 2.

German politicians believe that in this situation, Berlin needs a "plan B". In particular, the idea of ​​a temporary freeze on construction has been gaining popularity in Germany lately, which can be linked to a package of political demands on the Kremlin.

We need a solution that would save face for all parties. A moratorium could be such a decision.

- said the deputy of the Bundestag from the CDU party Roderich Kiesewetter.

Another option is not to stop construction, but simply not to start the gas pipeline after its completion.

An alternative to the moratorium could be the following solution: the pipeline will be completed, but Russian gas will not be allowed through it as long as foreign policy issues remain unresolved.

- the deputy proposes.

It is also worth noting that not everyone in Germany is happy with the rude US intervention in Europe's energy policy. They do not think that concentrating on SP-2 to put pressure on the Kremlin is a good idea.

Concentration of efforts only on Nord Stream in order to put pressure on the Kremlin is unlikely to lead to anything. Moreover, it is not correct on the part of the Americans. After all, they themselves still buy Russian oil in large quantities.

- said the representative of the SPD party Nils Schmid.

Despite the change of administration, the United States, like under Trump, intends to stop the construction of Nord Stream 2 at any cost. Therefore, they exert powerful pressure on Berlin, trying to force it to go against their economic interests.
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  1. NIKN
    NIKN April 23 2021 16: 37
    +13
    We need a solution that would save face for all parties.
    You need to know the Americans, they will consider it a weakness and will only assert their omnipotence, which will lead to even greater pressure and escalation.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx April 23 2021 16: 57
      +16
      Germany seeks compromises around Nord Stream 2

      And Russia should look for compromises on oil and gas supplies to please the oligarchs and think about how to make domestic energy prices the lowest in the world ... yes To make the construction of factories and factories in the country more profitable than the same abroad ... yes
      Domestic electronics (element base) should be developed, and not seek compromises with Chinese components for Roscosmos and aviation.
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky April 23 2021 17: 18
        +4
        Quote: ROSS 42
        And Russia should seek compromises on oil and gas supplies to please the oligarchs and thinkhow to make domestic energy prices the lowest in the world.
        It's not even about the oligarchs, but about the government, which needs to moderate its appetites. 75% of the cost of a liter of gasoline are excise taxes, duties and taxes. Relatively speaking, out of 100 paid liters of gasoline, babosy for 75 liters is taken by the treasury, and for the remaining 25 liters the oligarchs from which they pay salaries to workers and bear other expenses for production and transportation. By increasing taxes and excise taxes on the oil industry, the government itself spurs the rise in the price of gasoline, and then a chain reaction follows with an increase in prices for everything where there is a transport component that consumes fuel and lubricants. After that, the government puffs up its eyes and for some time has been demonstrating manual control of price increases. To reduce excise taxes means to increase the share of the oligarch and reduce the income to the treasury. This is such an intricate gaidaronomics. winked
        1. Barberry25
          Barberry25 April 24 2021 00: 33
          0
          well ok .. will you have cheap gasoline .. and broken expensive ones .. will it become easier for you? oh yes .. there will be a reason to yell that the roads are bad
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky April 24 2021 08: 36
            0
            Quote: Barberry25
            well ok .. will you have cheap gasoline .. and broken expensive ones .. will it become easier for you? oh yes .. there will be a reason to yell that the roads are bad

            belay Your thought has drawn an interesting zigzag. How did you tie shitty roads to the pricing structure per liter of gasoline?
            PS-By the way, now gasoline is expensive, but the roads are still bad.
            1. Barberry25
              Barberry25 April 24 2021 09: 52
              0
              I'll tell you a secret - the lion's share of the excise tax goes to road maintenance ..
              1. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky April 24 2021 10: 09
                -2
                Quote: Barberry25
                I'll tell you a secret - the lion's share of the excise tax goes to road maintenance ..
                So where is it - Content? With these targeted road maintenance excise taxes, these roads must be covered with gold leaf. There is no control over the use of funds, that's the trouble. You can make a liter for 500 rubles, but the quality of the roads will remain the same as long as there are schemes for the withdrawal of funds and connivance on the part of the authorities.
                1. Barberry25
                  Barberry25 April 24 2021 10: 12
                  0
                  laughing and we have few roads? for example, the roads between the cities have become much better, well, in the cities themselves they began to tighten .. and where is it with you?
                  1. Nyrobsky
                    Nyrobsky April 24 2021 10: 15
                    0
                    Quote: Barberry25
                    laughing and we have few roads? for example, the roads between the cities have become much better, well, in the cities themselves they began to tighten .. and where is it with you?

                    I can judge by two regions at once - the Komi Republic and the Yaroslavl Region, and here and there, the roads leave much to be desired. In the Yaroslavl province it will be even worse than in the North.
                    1. Barberry25
                      Barberry25 April 24 2021 10: 44
                      0
                      we have road norms in the black earth
                      1. Nyrobsky
                        Nyrobsky April 24 2021 10: 51
                        +1
                        Quote: Barberry25
                        we have road norms in the black earth

                        Everything is relative. Let's finish for this hi
                      2. Barberry25
                        Barberry25 April 24 2021 11: 10
                        0
                        hi Have a nice weekends too
                      3. Mini Mokik
                        Mini Mokik April 24 2021 13: 00
                        +1
                        Come to Latvia. My BMW x3 with 3 liter engine, tax per year under 200 euros. Diesel price - 1.30 euros. Welcome!
                      4. Nyrobsky
                        Nyrobsky April 24 2021 20: 16
                        0
                        Quote: Mini Mokik
                        Come to Latvia.

                        Thank you, but you'd better come to us yes
    2. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich April 24 2021 06: 32
      -3
      And here it is unlikely that the government will pull it .. So much time, so many hopes for oil and gas, that nothing had to be done. Lie to yourself, think and show AURUS with tanks ...
      1. Barberry25
        Barberry25 April 24 2021 10: 17
        +1
        well .. this is a business .. it is always difficult without risk, but here it is not we who will lose more, but the Germans .. because if the gas pipeline is turned off, then in a few years ours and Ukrainian transit will be closed .. banal due to wear and Germans will be sad
  2. Sling cutter
    Sling cutter April 23 2021 18: 02
    +1
    Quote: ROSS 42
    And Russia should look for compromises on oil and gas supplies to please the oligarchs and think about how to make domestic energy prices the lowest in the world ... So that the construction of plants and factories in the country would be more profitable than the same abroad ...

    Colleague, if the Russian Federation is looking for compromises to please the oligarchs, then energy prices in Russia will never be low!
    This is an axiom!
  • RealPilot
    RealPilot April 23 2021 17: 07
    +6
    In this context, I would like to quote Sir Winston Churchill:

    "If a country, choosing between war and shame, chooses shame, it receives both war and shame."

    The retreat is not only an economic defeat for Germany, but also a political one. Sovereignty is expensive, and the future of this "locomotive of the EU" is at stake in many ways. And gas is just an indicator of the state of affairs ...
  • venik
    venik April 23 2021 17: 44
    +2
    Quote: NIKNN
    You need to know the Americans, they will consider it a weakness and will only assert their omnipotence, which will lead to even greater pressure and escalation.

    =======
    Yeah! They are. Only strength is recognized!
  • Barberry25
    Barberry25 April 24 2021 00: 31
    0
    and at the same time offers options that will suit only Americans ... I would say right away ... we provide intimate services to Americans
  • tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 23 2021 16: 40
    +1
    They will stop construction badly for Germany, finish it too badly.
    1. 210ox
      210ox April 23 2021 16: 52
      +6
      Do you think there are those still alive ?? !! In the first months of captivity, the axis was bent by almost 70%. How much time has passed?
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 April 23 2021 17: 00
        +10
        There is still, they will find. With German medicine for the pennies, everything is fine. Today, the last defender of the Brest Fortress, Pyotr Kotelnikov, died in the Moscow region. Eternal memory to Soviet soldiers!
        1. 210ox
          210ox April 23 2021 17: 02
          +5
          Low bow to the Warrior? By the way, this sad news is bypassed in the media. In any case, I learned about it from you.
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 April 23 2021 17: 19
            +4
            RIA Novosti reported.
            1. 210ox
              210ox April 23 2021 17: 33
              +3
              Even so. ... And no matter how you open the Internet, then the war of diplomats, then Lesha Karnavalny left starving.
              1. tralflot1832
                tralflot1832 April 23 2021 17: 37
                +1
                Well, once I gave it up, it means I realized that I would stay until the last call.
        2. sgapich
          sgapich April 23 2021 21: 35
          +3
          Quote: tralflot1832
          ... Today the last defender of the Brest Fortress Pyotr Kotelnikov died in the Moscow region. Eternal memory to Soviet soldiers!

          Today Colonel Pyotr Pavlovich Kotelnikov was buried with military honors at the Federal War Memorial Cemetery in Mytishchi. Died Wednesday 21 April.
          https://ria.ru/20210423/vov-1729644438.html
  • Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky April 23 2021 16: 57
    +1
    Considering that elections are coming soon in Germany and Angela Merkel will leave the post of chancellor, the freezing of construction until the adoption of a political package will mean that a package of political requirements will be formed until she leaves office, after which the new chancellor will stop construction for the sake of mattresses. from the word in general. So the completion and temporary postponement of filling with gas is preferable for Germany, at least while Merkel is in power.
    1. Barberry25
      Barberry25 April 24 2021 00: 34
      0
      but what's the difference? the Americans are torpedoing the project anyway ... in general, I think that the situation is this: if they refuse, ours will simply close the project and supply gas from Western Siberia to China, and the Germans ... will buy our own gas, only more expensive and liquefied ...
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky April 24 2021 08: 44
        -1
        Quote: Barberry25
        who cares?

        Yes, a big difference.
        In the first version, it is definitely a sentence to the construction site.
        In the second option - completion and transfer to standby mode.
        What is easier, in case of relieving tension - to finish building and only then fill with gas, or immediately fill with gas?
        1. Barberry25
          Barberry25 April 24 2021 09: 56
          +1
          for me, it’s nothing if they sign a document according to which, for example, Russia should leave Crimea or “settle the conflict in Donbass”, this is tantamount to taking it apart, because as practice has shown, Russia is accused of all sins ... extending the gas pipeline to Western Siberia ... a subtle hint - you will not take gas, we will sell it to China ... and then the Germans will have to buy more expensive liquefied gas, including ours, I already wrote about this
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky April 24 2021 10: 13
            -1
            Quote: Barberry25
            for me, it’s nothing if they sign a document according to which, for example, Russia should leave the Crimea or “settle the conflict in Donbass”, this is tantamount to dismantling it, because as practice has shown, Russia is accused of all sins ..

            The purpose of stopping the construction of SP-2 before the adoption of a package of requirements is aimed at preventing it from being completed while Merkel remains in office. After she leaves, with a high degree of probability, the project will be frozen. At the same time, the requirements for Crimea and Donbass will remain the same. Don't they demand it now?
            1. Barberry25
              Barberry25 April 24 2021 10: 43
              +1
              What difference does it make whether it's finished or not, if the Germans don't start it later? Just admire the pipe?
              1. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky April 24 2021 10: 56
                -1
                Quote: Barberry25
                What difference does it make whether it's finished or not, if the Germans don't start it later? Just admire the pipe?

                If there is a pipe, there are already options for filling it.
                If the mattresses push through the gas ban, then hydrogen can run through the pipe.
                By the way, our fellows from Ukraine put their faith in this, in the hope that they will be able to preserve their empty GTS by filling it with hydrogen and transporting it to Germany. True, they do not take into account the fact that hydrogen has high volatility and its losses during transportation, taking into account the wear of the GTS, can be from 40 to 60%.
  • NF68
    NF68 April 23 2021 16: 57
    0
    And rejection of the project is fraught with payments of multibillion-dollar penalties.


    And Germany will still remain dependent on unpredictable horses, which the Germans are also not very happy about.
    1. Sandor Clegane
      Sandor Clegane April 23 2021 17: 45
      +3
      Quote: NF68
      And Germany will still remain addicted to unpredictable horses.

      Duc as long as the Ramstein base is there and there is nuclear weapons on it, Germany will always be dependent
      1. NF68
        NF68 April 25 2021 21: 42
        0
        Quote: Sandor Clegane
        Quote: NF68
        And Germany will still remain addicted to unpredictable horses.

        Duc as long as the Ramstein base is there and there is nuclear weapons on it, Germany will always be dependent


        For Germany and the entire EU, the financial / economic stranglehold is much more dangerous than all the US bases put together.
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 23 2021 16: 59
    0
    They do not change horses on the crossing. Therefore, the Germans need to resist with all four, as they knew how, and not only to complete the construction, but also to launch the SP-2. And show all your and foreign whiners the way to an erotic journey. Then they will increase their authority and at the same time wipe the nose of the frogs. negative
  • Lycan
    Lycan April 23 2021 17: 02
    +2
    Just think, Germany, the industrial leader of Europe, cannot implement a project that is most profitable for itself (also within the European territory), being led by the manipulation of a state that does not border and is not in the European Union. Well, yes, both are involved in the North Atlantic. alliance - but this is not an industrial direction. SGA will impose sanctions on Germany, impose import duties, declare a trade war? Why then do we need such a partner who interferes with development? Ah, SGA is the largest trading partner .. Well, then you need to understand that the goals of such an aggressive partner for today. day, no more, no less - to drive the FRG "into a corner", cut off the path of development and competitiveness, well, and turn it into something like a nominal territory on the "globe".
  • Soldatov V.
    Soldatov V. April 23 2021 17: 10
    -3
    An ordinary Russian doesn't care about the relationship between the United States and Deutschland on gas. We are worried about the environmental program in Russia. If coal is replaced with gas, emissions will be reduced ten times at least. We ourselves will not have enough if we use it properly. We don't care what they will do with their own people. We need to divide Gazprom into parts - western, eastern in the direction abroad and internal for deliveries only within the country. Then gasification will go. Let them freeze the project, maybe Gazprom will tear off the fifth point and looks out the window: how is Russia?
    1. Alexander Seklitsky
      Alexander Seklitsky April 24 2021 05: 04
      +2
      Quote: V.
      Gazprom will tear off the fifth point and look out the window: how is Russia there?

      And that Russia is not supplied with gas? Gasification is progressing much faster than even in Soviet times. Much depends on the governors. For example, the Kuzbass itself does not want to be supplied with gas. The coal lobby decides.
      1. Soldatov V.
        Soldatov V. April 24 2021 06: 37
        +1
        Maybe it is gasified to the Urals, but not beyond the Urals. I am raising the question of large-scale power generation - CHP. Cities in Siberia are suffocating from coal. Yes, the owners of coal lie down with bones so as not to convert the CHP to gas. In Novosibirsk, even some CHP plants were switched from gas to coal . Kuzbass by air is hell. For GAZPROM, Germany is above all.
  • Alexander X
    Alexander X April 23 2021 17: 17
    -1
    It is necessary to finish building more quickly so that the Germans do not look for compromises. Completion, start pumping gas, and suddenly the pipe will break through Ukraine ... Well, it's worn out ... And the question will be closed ...
  • Basarev
    Basarev April 23 2021 17: 47
    -3
    It is much more profitable for Germany to trade with the rich USA than with the impoverished Russia. So both economically and politically it would be more profitable to close the gas pipeline. And do whatever the States say. Germany is not in a position to contradict. The United States is a superpower, everything is allowed to them, and Germany is an occupied country.
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter April 23 2021 17: 58
      -4
      Quote: Basarev
      So both economically and politically it would be more profitable to close the gas pipeline. And do whatever the States say.

      There is a personal interest of the former and current leadership.
  • ximkim
    ximkim April 23 2021 18: 16
    0
    An alternative to the moratorium could be the following solution: the pipeline will be completed, but Russian gas will not be allowed through it as long as foreign policy issues remain unresolved.

    The gas pipeline is political, no more.
    If the gas pipeline and the gas flowing through it were a purely economic project, then no sanctions would have hindered SP-2. request
    If this goes on and longer, then the bowels of Russia will lose
  • 123456789
    123456789 April 23 2021 20: 22
    -1
    Quote: V.
    We need to divide Gazprom into parts - western, eastern in the direction of foreign countries and internal for deliveries only within the country. Then gasification will go.


    Sharikov: But what is there to propose? .. Otherwise they write, write ... Congress, some Germans ... my head swells! Take everything, and divide ...
    1. Barberry25
      Barberry25 April 24 2021 00: 36
      +1
      and it is still progressing ... why are you not satisfied with the current gasification?
      1. Soldatov V.
        Soldatov V. April 24 2021 10: 50
        0
        In Gazprom, it is based on the residual principle, and is aimed at individual farming, but it is needed for large-scale energy, chemistry, and transport.
        1. Barberry25
          Barberry25 April 24 2021 11: 10
          0
          for Chemistry, several large factories are being built throughout the country, Some for 1 trillion at a cost .. just like "gas for cars" is growing, as well as laying gas pipelines to villages .. by the way, in the USSR, the RSFSR was an outsider in gasification .. first gas to Ukraine and Belarus, and then maybe to Russia ..
  • Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich April 24 2021 06: 47
    0
    Horns and legs remain from the former might of Germany ..
    After the Treaty of Versailles, Adolf Schickelgreber brought the Germans to the Volga and conquered all of Europe. And all subsequent chancellors are afraid to breathe without the permission of America, and even Africans and Arabs were dragged into the country. Degradation of the nation and complete degeneration. Looks like our grandfathers knocked them on the head well, the Germans still live and look around. Spineless nation.
  • rotfuks
    rotfuks April 24 2021 09: 44
    0
    One can only wonder how the whole Germany is being bent down for the sake of the American advantage. First, they took the gold reserves from the Germans, and now they are selling their gas at an inflated price. After that, all the talk about the free market looks like ordinary chatter.
    1. Zomanus
      Zomanus April 25 2021 04: 33
      0
      So the fact of the matter is that they will not have gas, even at an inflated price. For gas from America is more profitable to transport to Asia than to Europe.
  • Zomanus
    Zomanus April 25 2021 04: 31
    0
    Come on, winter isn't that far. In the fall, we will either finish building the pipe, or the Hans will freeze again.