Germany offers US Nord Stream 2 deal


“In early August, Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz presented his American counterpart Stephen Mnuchin with a proposal that Germany is ready to finance the construction of two special ports for the import of liquefied gas,” the newspaper writes.

Berlin is ready to invest up to 1 billion euros in the construction of such ports in Germany; in return, the United States will allow the unhindered completion and operation of Nord Stream 2, ”says Scholz’s letter.

Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline running from Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany through the sea territories of Germany, Finland, Sweden and Denmark, bypassing Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and other Eastern European and Baltic countries. The gas pipeline capacity is up to 55 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year, and the total investment is approximately $ 8.5 billion. It was reported that the construction was completed by more than 90%.

Formerly US President Donald Trump supported the stop construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline due to hospitalization of the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, Alexei Navalny. At the same time, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she does not rule out sanctions against the project, but has not yet made a final decision. She noted that the final decision will be pan-European, not German.


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