Berlin is closely monitoring the situation around the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project in the USA, the position regarding extraterritorial sanctions is unchanged, they are rejected in Berlin, a spokeswoman for the German Ministry of Economy said at a briefing.
The sanctions bill against Nord Stream 2 was previously submitted to the US Senate. He suggests introducing sanctions against insurance companies for ships operating on the gas pipeline. The document was supported by five senators from both parties, including the influential Texas senator Ted Cruise.
Nord Stream 2 involves the construction of two pipelines of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The United States is actively opposing the project, promoting its liquefied natural gas in the EU, as well as Ukraine and several European countries. The states imposed sanctions on the project in December, requiring construction companies to stop construction immediately. Swiss Allseas almost immediately announced the suspension of the gas pipeline.