US sees progress against Nord Stream 2 amid calls for more action

Washington (AFP) – The United States said Monday it had seen progress from European companies moving out of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, but critics urged stronger action. In a report required by Congress, the State Department named 18 mostly Western companies that would not be subject to sanctions, the State Department and lawmakers said. The companies made “good-faith efforts to wind down activities related to Nord Stream 2,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters. “This demonstrates that the legislative goals and our actions are having a good effect,” he s…

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