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German Bundestag could not vote for draft resolution on Nord Stream 2

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two conflicting draft resolutions were submitted by the factions of the parties Greens and Alternative for Germany
14:16, 19 September 2020

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The MPs of the German Bundestag could not vote for the resolution on Nord Stream 2 on September 18, since two mutually exclusive drafts of this document were submitted for consideration. Deutsche Welle reported that.

Two conflicting draft resolutions were submitted by the factions of the parties "Greens" and "Alternative for Germany".

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In its document, the faction of the Greens party demanded to deprive the political support of Nord Stream 2 and stop its construction, since it splits Europe, undermines strategic foreign policy sovereignty and runs counter to European climate and energy goals.

On the contrary, deputies of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), in their version of the resolution, insisted on supporting the construction of a gas pipeline to ensure energy security, as well as to fill the energy shortage that may arise as a result of the decision to close nuclear and coal power plants in Germany.

As a result, not a single draft law was put to a vote in parliament.

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The majority of the MPs supported the decision to submit both documents to the parliamentary committee on economy and energy.

As we reported before, the resolution of the European Parliament with the call to increase sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of politician Alexey Navalny gathered support of the majority of MEPs.

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