Germany on Thursday accused the United States of failing to respect Europe’s sovereignty over energy because of its threat to sanctioning companies involved in the construction of new sections of the Russian Nord Stream and Turk Stream gas pipelines that will bring natural gas from Russia to Russia. Turkey.
“With the announcement of measures that also threaten European companies with sanctions, the US government does not respect the right and sovereignty of Europe to decide where and how we look for our energy,” said Federal Foreign Minister Heiko. Maas, in a statement.
The head of German diplomacy emphasized that “Europe’s energy policy is decided in Europe and not in the United States”. “We firmly reject extraterritorial sanctions,” he riveted.
Maas also said that the governments of Germany and the United States have had talks on the subject in the past few weeks, recalling that Berlin has reminded Washington in all of them of Washington that “it is wrong to sanction partners impose”.