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A lot of comparisons to Budapest memorandum in Ukraine as US&Germany prepare to present a #NorthStream2 deal. Back in 1994, Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons in exchange of vague security guarantees by the UK and US. When Russia invaded in 2014, the West said it was non-binding
Ukraine has been resisting Russian aggression for 7 years. 14,000 people died. Now, it feels like the West is letting it down again by rewarding Russia with a pipeline which not only deprives Ukraine of transit fees, but poses a huge security risk. ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ will use it as a weapon
After Germany's reluctance to support Ukraine's NATO/EU ambitions and refusal to provide it with defensive weapons, Kyiv understandably doesn't trust any kind of a vague deal. 1 bln$ of promised investments in green energy looks like a joke: yearly losses from transit are 1.4 bln
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ#USA ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช#Germany ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ#Russia #WashingtonDC #NorthStream2 #NordStream2 #SANCTIONS

In its most recent report, released under the Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act (PEESA), the US State Department listed four vessels and five individuals, including Nord Stream 2 AG and
its CEO Matthias Warnig, as having been involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. They will now be subject to US sanctions, as required by PEESA. Furthermore, 9 vessels will be allocated because they are owned or
operated by the Federal State Budgetary Institution Marine Rescue Service, which was also stated in the report. However, the Secretary of State announced that the sanctions on Mr. Warnig, Nord Stream 2, and its corporate officers will be waived due to national security concerns.
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#Germany #USA #Berlin #NorthStream2 #NordStream2

According to sources, the german federal government tried to save the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline with an offer worth billions.
At the beginning of August, german Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) made his US counterpart @stevenmnuchin1, first verbally and later also in writing, the proposal that Germany was ready to finance the construction of two special ports for the import of liquefied gas.
US companies want to export American gas to Germany via the terminals in the ports of Brunsbรผttel and Wilhelmshaven. In the written proposal that went to Washington on August 7,
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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 How we want to protect Europeโ€™s external border? @EPPGroup #StandWithGreece 1/7
Speed up the operationalisation of the European Border and Coast Guard. We want 10,000 border police officers by the end of 2020. External border protection is a collective responsibility. 2/7
Send โ‚ฌ1 billion in EU funds to help Greece protect the EU border! EU Member States want to cut the budget for border protection. This is a huge mistake. We will not accept any reduction. #MFF 3/7
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