Brussels says the American sanctions against the “Nord stream – 2” unacceptable and violate international law. Responses designed to increase the stability of the EU against the extraterritorial sanctions by other countries.
The European Commission is preparing a response to the introduction of sanctions by Washington against the pipeline “Nord stream – 2”. This is stated in a written response to EU high representative for foreign and security policy, Josep Borrell at the request of MEP Emmanuel Maurel. European Commission spokesman Eric Mamert was not on Friday, June 26, to clarify what exactly will be the EU’s response.
At the end of 2019, U.S. President Donald trump has imposed sanctions against companies involved in the construction of a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic sea. In response to the request Borrell MEP of 25 June States that sanctions against acts permitted by EU legislation, are unacceptable and violate international law. According to him, Brussels is a very open dialogue with the administration and Congress.
A new mechanism to increase the resilience of Europe to sanctions on third countries
However, the Commission “is going to take enhanced sanctions mechanism that will improve the stability of Europe in relation to third countries introduced extraterritorial sanctions,” the document says. According to Eric Mamer, while details could not be disclosed.
Trump has criticized the “Nord stream – 2”, blaming Germany in that it allows military protection from Russia, but at the same time, providing Moscow with high revenues from gas exports.
Recently U.S. senators announced the extension of sanctions aimed at stopping the “Nord stream – 2”. This pipeline runs parallel to the gas pipeline “Nord stream” through which gas is transported to Germany since the end of 2011.