The European Union filed to the U.S. State Department a protest note that bans further interference of Washington in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea as Welt reported.
“We can confirm that on August 12 by invitation of the EU delegation toward the U.S. State Department, the demarche on American sanctions policy was made. 24 EU state-members participated in the demarche in the format of the videoconference,” the European diplomats stated.
Only three countries if the EU did not join the protest note. These countries were not specified.
In the protest note, the EU states accuse the government of the U.S. of the violation of the international law, particularly, the sanctions issue aiming for the stop of the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.
The adoption of such a document took place after the statement of head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell about U.S. sanctions policy.
On July 27, Ukraine and Poland reached a consensus on the harm of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe's energy security and agreed to prevent its establishment.
On July 26, Denmark imposed a temporary ban for works on the construction of the gas pipeline in its territorial waters due to the cod pawning.
On July 24, the U.S. Senate upheld the draft defense budget that includes sanctions against the Russian Federation.
Earlier, U.S. Secretary of the State Mike Pompeo warned participants in the Nord Stream 2 project about the opportunity to apply CAATSA law against them. On the other hand, EU top diplomat Josep Borrel stood against this initiative.
As we reported earlier, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, opposed the plans of the U.S. to expand extraterritorial sanctions on a number of projects, including Nord Stream 2.
On July 13, it was reported that Germany's position on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline remained unchanged - the project had to be completed.