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Schroeder: Germany Should Get Solidarity From The EU On The Issue Of US Sanctions Against Nord Stream 2

Schroeder: Germany Should Get Solidarity From The EU On The Issue Of US Sanctions Against Nord Stream 2

Germany should try to achieve solidarity at the European level on the issue of possible new us sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project, according to a former German Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rosneft Gerhard Schroeder at a meeting of the Bundestag Committee on economy and energy, dedicated to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and the preservation of European energy sovereignty.

The former German Chancellor stressed that German-French relations are Central to achieving European solidarity with Berlin.

"Germany must try to achieve this solidarity again," he said. "Do we understand that Nord Stream 2 is, in fact, the beginning of a broad politicization of trade relations on the part of the United States?" asked Schroeder.

For his part, Volker Trayer, head of the Department for foreign economic relations of the Union of German chambers of industry and Commerce (DIHK), expressed the opinion that in the event of new US sanctions against the project, "WTO-compatible trade protection tools"could be used. At the same time, he opposed the EU's retaliatory restrictive measures against the US.