The government of Germany considers the new sanctions against Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline planned by the U.S. to be the impinge on the European energy security of the EU, as Deutsche Welle reported.
"New sanctions would constitute a serious interference in European energy security and EU sovereignty," the representative of the German Foreign Ministry stated.
According to him, the government of Germany does not recognize the sanctions with extraterritorial impact.
Earlier, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung also informed about the critical assessment of Germany of the U.S. plans to impose new sanctions against Nord Stream 2 aiming for prevention of the launch of the pipeline in operation.
At the beginning of June, the bill on the new sanctions against Nord Stream 2 was submitted to the discussion of the U.S. Senate. The document was supported by two parties – Republican and Democratic. The efforts of the congressmen aim to prevent the launch in the operation of the Nord Stream 2.
As we reported, U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell stated that lawmakers of the U.S. Congress are considering introducing new sanctions against the companies involved in servicing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The bill spreads sanctions towards companies, which provide services of underwriting, insurance, or reinsurance of the vessels, which work at the pipeline and companies, which provide services and means for technological upgrading, installment of welding machines, or vessels upgrading.