The US Senate for the first time drafted a bill on direct sanctions against Europe. The reason is the refusal to comply with the requirement to cease participation in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 Russian gas pipeline.
Israel plans to construct the world’s longest underwater gas pipeline together with Cyprus and Greece to carry Eastern Mediterranean gas on to Italy and the EU southern states.
US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell again threatened sanctions against German companies for participating in the Nord Stream 2 project.
For two months, there was talk that the European Union could subordinate Nord Stream 2 to the Third Energy Package, which in 2014 ditched South Stream. The European Commission proposed amendments to the gas directive.
The United States continues to regard the Nord Stream 2 project as a political project, with the help of which Russia will allegedly put pressure on the whole of Europe.
In Brussels ended a tense meeting of the EU Permanent Representatives. It was stressful not only for them, but also for those whose fate they decided - Nord Stream 2, Gazprom and Russia.
The construction project of the Russian gas pipeline "Nord Stream-2" remains the subject of serious disagreement in Europe.
The worst beginning of the year for Russia and the European Union was hard to imagine. Britain leaving the EU decided to spoil the already strained relations between Moscow and Brussels.
The United States does not abandon stubborn attempts to disrupt the construction of the Nord Stream-2 trunk pipeline, which is currently being laid by leading Russian and European gas companies along the bottom of the Baltic Sea and should work at