US embassy urges German government to halt Nord Stream 2 pipeline

The US embassy in Berlin has called on the German government to halt construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which will link Russia to Germany. “Now is the time for Germany and the EU to call for a moratorium for the pipeline’s construction,” Robin Quinville, chargee d’affaires at the US embassy in Berlin, told the newspaper Handelsblatt on Saturday. This would send a clear signal that Europe “no longer accepts Russia’s sustained malevolent behaviour,” she said. The official added that the pipeline was not just an economic project but a political tool for the Krem…

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