The US wants to prevent Europe from becoming more dependent on Russia through the pipeline. But it is almost finished. Economics Minister Altmaier nevertheless believes that the problem can be solved shortly.
Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier believes the conflict with the USA over the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline can be resolved. “We all agree that we want to have this issue resolved by August,” said the CDU politician on Thursday on Deutschlandfunk. Compromises are possible. “I am optimistic that such a solution can be achieved in the next two months.” What this might look like remained open.
In August, the US Congress is likely to look at sanctions related to the project again. The US wants to prevent Western Europe from becoming more dependent on Russian gas. However, the pipeline that is supposed to transport gas from Russia to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is almost complete.