Germany offers U.S. deal to waive sanctions against Nord Stream 2 – media
Germany is ready to finance the construction of terminals for receiving U.S. liquefied gas.
Germany has offered the United States a billion-euro deal to waive sanctions on those involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Germany’s offer “Germany is ready to finance the construction of terminals for receiving U.S. liquefied gas,” as reported by the RBC Ukraine news agency with reference to Die Zeit.
The publication notes German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz in August informed U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about Berlin’s intention to finance such construction. “The United States is planning to export liquefied natural gas to Germany through terminals in the ports of Brunsbüttel and Wilhelmshaven,” the news agency said.
Nord Stream 2 controversy: latest EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said the decision to freeze the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was in the hands of Germany, rather than the European Union. Berlin is considering the move to suspend the NS2 project as a reaction to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
On September 6, German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that he hoped that “the Russians won’t force us to change our position regarding the Nord Stream 2” pipeline in connection with the poisoning of Navalny.
Yet, he acknowledged that the refusal to complete the pipeline would harm the interests of a number of firms from Germany and other European countries. The Danish prime minister also backed the halt in the construction of the Russian gas pipeline, noting Denmark had always opposed Nord Stream 2.