Germany proposed to make Russia hostage to Nord Stream 2

Critics of Moscow believe that the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 gas transmission project in the Baltic will give Russia a lot of power over Europe, writes the German magazine Der Spiegel.

The head of the European People's Party faction in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, proposed making Russia a hostage of the pipeline, using it as a lever of pressure on Moscow.

He is confident that putting this gas pipeline into operation will make the European energy sector dependent on the Russian Federation. Therefore, you need to take advantage of the situation and use the highway to political transformations in Russia itself.

The launch of the gas pipeline will help the "Putin system" save economic stability, making it possible to continue the policy directed against the European Union

- said Weber.

He added that the completion of Nord Stream 2 is not in the interests of Europe. But since Berlin is not going to freeze the construction site, Brussels can turn the gas pipeline into a foreign policy instrument.

Weber stressed that the operation of the gas pipeline should depend on the further behavior of the Russian leadership. He fully supported the idea of ​​the chairman of the Munich Security Conference Wolfgang Ischinger - if the Russian authorities do not return to partnership cooperation, the gas pipeline will not be able to work normally, summed up the media from Germany.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 7 March 2021 10: 22
    Is there a clear intention of the Berlin "partners" to politicize the commercial project "SP-2" as much as possible ?! winked
    These "cunning" shtetl would-be manipulators, from the Brussels gathering of the "European Parliament", have already made a lot of firewood in recent years, shooting themselves in the leg like, "to spite my mother, I will frostbite my ears", which involuntarily raises doubts about their mental health and mental health. abilities ?! fool
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 7 March 2021 10: 42
    If the gas pipeline does not work and Russia shows adherence to principles on the issue of Ukraine, then the EU may collapse. So there is no need to interfere with Mr. Wolfgang Ischinger.
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 7 March 2021 11: 05
    And what if the gas tap is opened to unreliable partners in winter, depending on the further behavior of the FRG leadership? How long will it take for the grateful citizens of Ischinger to be suspended from the lantern?
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 7 March 2021 11: 29
      knots with hard frozen fingers. easier with an ice pick.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 March 2021 13: 56
    Oh, what a concern for the profits of the shareholders of gazprom ... articles every day ...