The Bundestag rejected a resolution by the Green faction demanding a review of policy towards Russia and abandoning the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. This was reported on the website of the German parliament.
“The proposal was rejected in a direct vote by a majority of the CDU / CSU, Social Democratic Party of Germany, Alternative for Germany and the Left Party factions,” the statement reads (translated via TASS). Only the Greens themselves voted for the adoption of the resolution.
The resolution was called “Revision of the course in policy towards Russia – to consistently protect human rights, democracy and the European world order.” The document called for “to recognize that a new gas pipeline, such as Nord Stream 2, is not needed to supply Europe with energy, but, above all, it is harmful to the climate.” This is not the first time the party has come up with proposals to stop construction, but its proposals are usually rejected by a majority of MPs.
Earlier, State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the US authorities will continue to restrict the work of people and companies involved in the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project. Also, the White House will make efforts to prevent Russia from using energy as a tool to coerce Ukraine or another country.
The United States imposed sanctions against the construction of Nord Stream 2 in December 2019. This led to an increase in the duration of the project. Since then, Washington has introduced new restrictions several times. In May 2021, sanctions were imposed on 13 Russian vessels and four companies involved in construction, but the United States did not apply sanctions against the project operator Nord Stream 2 AG and its management. Washington explained this by national interests. Today, June 10, the construction of the first string of the gas pipeline was technically completed – the sections laid by Russia and Germany were interconnected.
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