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#USA #EU #Germany #Russia #nordstream2 #Northstream2 #sanctions

Several US senators want to prevent the completion of Nord Stream 2 with a bill. It also provides for punitive measures for companies that are not directly involved in the construction.
"The plans are a direct threat to legal security in the EU and would lead to US sanctions against dozens of German and European companies," said Oliver Hermes, chairman of the Eastern Committee of German Business.
The new draft law does not only provide for sanctions against companies that provide the ships for laying the pipes. Companies that provide ships for other activities related to the laying work should also be punished.
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#Germany #Russia #EU @GazpromDE #NordStream2 #NorthStream2

The prospect is fading that the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea pipeline leading from Russia to Germany can be operated as planned.
On Friday, the Federal Network Agency in Bonn rejected an application from Gazprom's subsidiary Nord Stream 2 AG to exempt the project in German territorial waters from the applicable EU regulation. The third gas directive prohibits, among other things,
that suppliers and pipeline operators are the same as in the case of Gazprom and Nord Stream 2. It also enables network access for other suppliers and makes specifications for cost regulation.
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Thread (1/8): Woher stammen eigentlich die Daten zu #Methan-Leckagen aus Russland? Ein Lehrstück darüber, wie mit veralteten und nicht überprüfbaren Daten immer wieder neue Botschaften erzeugt werden. #Erdgas #Klimakrise #NordStream2 #NoLNG #NoFracking
(1/8) Für die Daten aus Russland zitiert etwa das @Umweltbundesamt in seinen Publikationen (z.B. in dieser:…) eine Studie der @DBI_Gruppe. Übrigens eine Tochter des @DVGW, also alles #Erdgas-Branchen-intern.
(2/8) Die DBI-Studie ist diese: „Kritische Überprüfung der Default-Werte der Treibhausgasvorkettenemissionen von #Erdgas. Abschlussbericht, Dezember 2016“. Dort muss man wiederrum nach der Quelle für die Daten aus Russland suchen. Wer errät die Quelle?
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This is crazy.
You guys continue to IGNORE & even NOT NAME #Russia when it comes to creating 1,2 Million Syrian refugees in 10 months – the biggest indirect threat to 🇩🇪 domestic policy. At the same time, you keep talking about "bridges" – like what? The illegal #Crimea bridge?!
And what is your (unsuccessful) "special representative for the gas transfer through Ukraine", Georg Graf Waldersee, doing at the table?
Didn't you notice that - thanks to #US sanctions against #NordStream2 - his duties are not needed anymore? Or is he our new "man at #Gazprom"?!
By the way.
FM @HeikoMaas wrote an opinion piece in the context of the #MSC2020 yesterday, in which he touched upon "signs of Western paralysis in view of a loss in global significance".

He did NOT mention #Russia and #Syria in it. Now you know why.…
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The nomination of #Mishustin to be PM of #Russia likely represents an “all in, scorched Earth” move by #Putin to fight the #MagnitskyAct sanctions. Mishustin, along with Prosector General #YuryChaika, has been integral to the investigation of (1/3)…
… of alleged massive tax fraud (via #HSBC, the #HongKong #Shanghai Banking Corp.) by US citizenship-renouncer #BillBrowder.

With the opening of #NordStream2, we already see #Germany backing off the #Magnitsky narrative, with @SPIEGEL_English questioning key aspects (2/3)…
… of #BillBrowder’s shifting story (inc. the fundamental point that #Magnitsky was a lawyer & not an accountant).

The loser here is #HumanRights. The #MagnitskyAct is great, powerful legislation built on a questionable foundation. It should’ve been named after #LiuXiaobo. (3/3)
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Germany Calls for European Firewall Against U.S. Sanctions. The U.S. push against ⁦@NordStream2⁩ is prompting some officials to call for a coordinated approach to protect interests of #EU members. With ⁦@laurnorman⁩ via ⁦…
Russ­ian en­ergy min­is­ter Alexan­der No­vak said that only 160 km of the #NordStream2 pipe­line re­mained to be com­pleted, work that would be fin­ished within months by us­ing Russ­ian ships…
“Eu­rope needs new in­stru­ments to be able to de­fend it­self from li­cen­tious ex­trater­ri­to-r­ial sanc­tions,” wrote @NielsAnnen , Ger­many’s deputy for­eign min­is­ter, in a tweet @WSJ…
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#Update #Nordstream2

The #German Government has condemned the #US sanctions against the construction of the controversial #NordStream2 pipeline as "interference". "The Federal Government rejects such extraterritorial sanctions," said Deputy Government Spokeswoman @UlrikeDemmer.
"They meet #German and #European companies and represent an interference in our internal affairs. The #US measures would in particular be based on the protection of #Ukraine.
In connection with this, it referred to the basic agreement reached on a new gas transit agreement between #Russia and #Ukraine, the #US sanctions against #NordStream2 are "particularly incomprehensible against this background,"
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#Germany #Russia #USA #Nordstream2

The company Allseas stopped its work on #Nordstream2 and the last 300km. The #US punitive measures of the "Law for the Protection of #Europe's Energy Security"
target the operating #companies of the highly #specialized #ships with which the #pipes for the pipeline are laid through the #BalticSea. As a punitive measure, entry bans are provided as well as the freezing of assets in the #USA.
#Washington argues that #Germany will move to #Moscow depending on the pipeline. Democratic Senators Ted Cruz and Ron Johnson wrote a letter to Allseas chief Edward Heerema.However, if the company continues "even for a single day" after signing the US Sanctions Act, it could face
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#Germany #Russia #USA #Denmark #Bornholm

The #sanctions against the #BalticSea pipeline decided by the #US #Senate meet with resistance in #Moscow, criticism also came from #German Chancellor #Merkel. The #Kremlin still expects #NordStream2 to be completed.
Meanwhile, #Russia accuses the #UnitedStates of violating the law with pipeline sanctions.The punitive measures #violate international law and are an example of unfair competition, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskow. "Such actions do not please Moscow or the #European capitals;
they do not like #Berlin or #Paris," said Peskow. He accused the #US of violating #international law and "expanding its artificial dominance to the #European market". Chancellor Angela #Merkel has also criticized the #US Congress's sanction resolution.
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So. This makes me think a FARA-noncompliant lobbyist has been making the rounds to @GOP idiots & convincing them to fuck up our relationship with Denmark.
Or Tom Cotton is just balls deep in treason, hence the sycophantic ravings.
Or both. Maybe both. Probably both.
Article from April 2019.…
#NordStream2 my Twitter moment from September 2 2018 on potential FARA violations from Nord Stream 2 lobbyists since Gasprom is involved and it is ~1/3 owned by THE RUSSIAN MAFIA STATE:…
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"Today #Russia is doubling down on malign influence operations across #Europe & North America" Penn Biden Center's @mikercarpenter tells House Foreign Affairs Comm "But we remain remian unprepared, underfurnded & often ignorant of the threat"
"It's not just #Russia" per @mikercarpenter "#China & other non-state actors whose influcne and destabilization operations pose a threat to our democracy"

"We urgently need to focus more resources on rooting out Russia's malign networks, addressing our own massive vulnerabilies"
"We need better coordination between our domestic law enforcement agencies & our nat'l security aparatus" per @mikercarpenter "Too often one hand doesn't know what the other is doing"
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Just back from @MunSecConf, where @ColumbiaUEnergy organized a side event on energy’s use as a geopolitical weapon, and I moderated a breakfast discussion on #NordStream2. Here are a few reflections from this year’s #MSC2019 & intersection with energy/climate. (Thread)
At a broad level, the dominant theme was concern among participants about the perception that America was retreating from the global stage and its leadership role in the rules-based international order.
It was notable that the US sent its largest contingent ever of members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, perceived by many as an effort to send a signal that the USG is comprised of more than just the White House.
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On my way home from #MSC2019 - and reflecting on the debates, speeches and informal meetings of the past four days in Munich. Let me share my very personal summary - w/ a focus on the transatlantic partnership. Last year, I was quite pessimistic... 1/
So let me start with a bit of good news. In our #MSCreport, we asked who would pick up the pieces of a disintegrating global order. At least rhetorically, the Europeans and representatives of other like-minded liberal democracies have underlined their willingness to step up. 2/
Most attendees agreed that Chancellor #Merkel gave one of the best foreign policy speeches of her career. She really hit a nerve in the audience. Merkel forcefully argued that "all of us" had to pick up the pieces together. 3/
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Moderatorin des russischen Staatsfernsehens:
„Wir bauen #NordStream2 in einem Jahr zu Ende. Und dann zerstören wir die Ukraine!“

Eindeutiger kann man nicht versichern, dass die Pipeline ein Teil des hybriden Krieges Putins gegen seinen Nachbarn ist.

Und anders als die Kanzlerin heute erklärte, heißt „hybrider Krieg“ nicht „Propaganda im Internet“.
Hybrider Krieg heißt Zehntausende in Syrien & der Ukraine zu töten.
Hybrider Krieg heißt andere für sich in Brüssel Lobbyarbeit für die eigenen Interessen verrichten zu lassen.
& die Ausrede war auch klar: Alles Satire, alles Ironie, alles nur wegen den paranoiden Ukrainern.
Spätestens seit der Gerassimow-Doktrin basiert das Putin-Regime seine gesamte Außenpolitik auf Projektion: „Nein, wir haben ja nur gesagt, was ihr Falsches von uns denkt.“
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According to different sources, the German government (Federal Chancellory, Foreign Ministry and Federal President's office) are pressuring #France and #Romania to change the outcome of tomorrow's @EUCouncil talks on #NordStream2.
@EUCouncil #Breaking
France confirms, it is in "negotiations" about a change of the gas pipeline guidelines text.
Thanks a lot for the “confirmation” of our exclusive report, Mrs. Merkel.
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Responding to Interfax question on #Nordstream2, @POTUS says Putin is “a competitor” and “that’s a compliment.”
“I discussed with Angela Merkel in very strong terms” about the Russian pipeline, says @POTUS
Putin says Russia and US as major oil and gas powers “can work together on regulating international markets.”
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When will the #FakeNewsMedia, including #FakeNewsCNN, explain why Germany is giving Russian billions of dollars for oil? Why isn't #AngelaMerkel been called on this by US & foreign press corp? #NordStream2
Why are they so afraid of the truth?
Why are we protecting a country that is colluding with Russia?
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At Chequers @theresa_may, alongside @POTUS, says she thanked him for expelling 60 intelligence officers from #Russia following Salisbury nerve agent incident.
Will pursue a US-UK free trade agreement following #Brexit, adds @theresa_may.
US and UK in agreement on how to deal with #DPRK and #Iran and need for increased @NATO defense spending, declares @theresa_may.
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Absolutely true. Germany gets a majority of its oil from Russia yet our liberal #FakeNewsMedia is whining about a fake Russia Collusion story. And we have to protect Germany. #NordStream
Folks, it's time to wake up. NATO has been using the US as a 2 dollar prostitute and daring us to say anything. NO MORE! Merkel needs to put out more money. #NordStream2 #AngelaMerkel
It the US has to police the world with its dollars than the world needs to shut up and do as we say. New sheriff in town folks. #DonaldTrump
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#NATO summit: NATO leaders united in approving plans to bolster defenses against #Russia. (Earlier Trump slammed allies, called Germany "captive of Russia" b/c of energy deal. Actually, Russia needs that energy deal more than Germany) - The Washington Post…
FACT CHECK: Russia accounts for less than 20% of Germany’s energy needs

Trump falsely claimed Germany gets up to 70% of its energy from and is therefore “captive to Russia.” Nowhere near the truth, even w/ NordStream2 pipeline.… #NATO #NATOsummit
#Russia's pipeline to #Germany that Trump seems to be so mad about, explained - The Washington Post… #NATO #NATOsummit #NordStream2
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