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The European Commission has criticized the “hellish” US sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Head of the European Commission Ursula for der Leyen

The head of the European Commission criticized the announced sanctions of the US State Department against the Nord Stream 2 project.

The European Commission has categorically opposed the “hellish” US sanctions regarding the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, said EC President Ursula von der Leyen., Der Spiegel reports.

“The European Commission is categorically against the imposition of sanctions against European companies that participate in the project in accordance with legal standards,” the head of the European Commission said.

As you know, the US State Department scared Russia because of Nord Stream 2. Companies that are building Nord Stream 2 must complete all work related to the gas pipeline by January 20 if they want to avoid US sanctions.

The day before, the US military budget 2020 entered into force, which provides for restrictions against these companies.

“The United States will impose sanctions if the parties do not immediately demonstrate goodwill and refuse to participate in it (the Nord Stream 2 project). The parties concerned must complete the work within 30 days,” the statement said 20th of December.

Also, earlier, the US leader Donald Trump was accused of attempting to economically subjugate Europe by imposing sanctions on Nord Stream 2 in the Bundestag.

“The American president is trying to economically subjugate Europe. They don’t treat each other like that,” said Norbert Walter-Bryans, co-chairman of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD).

At the same time, the official noted that the United States should not participate in decisions on the gas pipeline.

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