The administration of President Donald Trump has moved beyond browbeating the European countries involved in the Nord Stream 2 project and threatening sanctions against the natural gas pipeline’s partners; it is now making the same threats against its contractors. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor at the Christian Democratic Union party, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, refuse to knuckle under. At the World Economic Forum in Davos (January 23), Germany’s departing leader said that Berlin will stick with the deal to buy more Russian gas, which will be delivered via Nord Stream 2 (Russia Business, January 24).
U.S. now threatening sanctions against Nord Stream 2 contractors
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