German Finance Minister offered United States dirty deal
German Federal Finance Minister Scholz is said to have proposed a billion-dollar deal to the US last year to prevent sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea.
This emerges from documents that were made public by Deutsche Umwelthilfe. According to this, Germany was ready to promote the import of liquid natural gas from the USA with up to a billion euros if the US government waived measures against the construction of Nord Stream 2 in return. Scholz is said to have made the offer to the then US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin in a personal letter on August 7, 2020. The Federal Ministry of Finance did not want to comment on this.
Due to US sanctions, the laying work on the largely completed pipeline had been suspended for almost a year.
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