Germany warns of ‘consequences’ for Nord Stream 2 if Russia invades Ukraine

Source: The Local

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock speaks in the Bundestag, as Chancellor Olaf Scholz sits to her right.

“We are working on a strong package of sanctions” with Western allies, and it covers several aspects “including Nord Stream 2”, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock told parliament.

Nord Stream 2 is set to double supplies of cheap natural gas from Russia to Germany, which the EU’s top economy says is needed to help transition away from coal and nuclear energy.

Germany’s insistence over the years on the 10-billion-euro ($12 billion) gas pipeline had angered allies, who fear it would increase Europe’s dependence on Russian supplies.

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