The President of the United States Donald trump tried to convince Germany to abandon the project “Nord stream-2”.
About it reports the German edition of N-TV with reference to the representatives of the governments of the USA, Germany and the EU.
According to them, trump at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted that Berlin should stop supporting the “Nord stream”.
In return the US was ready to offer the EU to discuss new trade agreements that would help to avoid a transatlantic trade war.
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Without trade settlement Europe since June 1, will face U.S. duties on imported steel and aluminum.
In the German Lubmin began the construction of a gas receiving station within the project of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”.
Opponents of the project — including Poland, the Baltic States, Ukraine, Moldova, USA and Denmark argue that the “Nord stream-2” will increase the EU’s dependence on Gazprom, which already supplies about a third of the volume of gas in the EU.
In addition, U.S. intelligence is concerned about the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” from the Russian Federation to Germany, as it would allow Russian security services to accommodate the new technologies of listening and monitoring in the Baltic sea.
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As previously reported “FACTS”, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko warned Germany from participating in the construction of the “Nord stream-2”, proposing as an alternative to the modernization of the transit pipeline passing through the territory of Ukraine. In addition, the foreign Ministry explained why the “Nord stream-2” favorable to Germany.