Germany and Austria call on US to revise recent Russian sanctions bill
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern called for a correction of the bill approved by US senators to tighten anti-Russian sanctions in the energy sector.
They believe that these measures threaten the European companies participating in the development of Europe’s energy supply.
“Political sanctions should not be linked up to economic interest. To threaten companies in Germany, Austria and other European firms with fines in the US if they take part in or finance energy projects like Nord Stream 2 represents a new and negative dimension to US-European relations,” the joint report published by the German Foreign Ministry …read more