“Nord stream-2” can not take place
American policy towards Russia in the classic sense no longer exists, there are just two policies. One of President Donald trump, the other of Congress. It is no secret that trump is committed to reconciliation with the Kremlin, and Congress is not.
So “Nord stream-2” is under attack.
Companies associated with the “Northern stream-2”, in indecision. Recently, there were reports that energy company “Juniper” (Uniper) involved in the financing of the Baltic pipeline “Nord stream -2”, supposedly is going to leave the project.
Statement of financial Director “Juniper” Christopher Delbruck (Christopher Delbrück) that his company cannot “put themselves at risk to really get under American sanctions,” has been interpreted as the beginning of the company’s exit from the “Nord stream – 2”. But from the point of view of company management, is explicit about the interpretation, reflecting the tense atmosphere around the debate on sanctions.
But in the end, “Juniper” will remain one of the financial partners of this project, we, as before, fully support it,” said Delbrück, responding to speculation about an exit from the business.
That “Nord stream – 2” for the Americans – as an eyesore, well-known companies promoting the project. In August last year, it seemed that the Americans close to end the gas pipeline, which will supply Russian natural gas to the 1,200 km under the Baltic sea to the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
According to the law then sanctions in the sanctions list of the USA was to get all companies collaborating with the Russians during the construction of the pipeline, or even during its operation. Only and enforcement regulations adopted after the law in October, has deprived the law of its terrible power: it does not fall projects launched before the law came into force, including the “Nord stream – 2”. In addition, with allies, an agreement was reached concerning the processes of reconciliation.
It seemed that sounded the all-clear signal. But it was an illusion. In the coming weeks in Washington to begin discussions on a new sanctions plan. Carefully local economists follow the “Act on the protection of U.S. security from the aggression of the Kremlin”, jointly made by several senators from the Republican and Democratic parties. It is aimed primarily at the Russian financial sector.
Republican Lindsey Graham (Lindsey Graham) calls this act the “sanctions law from hell”. In addition, Congress is debating a “Law on the protection of elections from threats with the help of red lines.” In his quest to spoil Russia for alleged interference in the presidential election of 2016 senators have staged a real race in the development of sanctions. To all this is added the discontent of the United States over the Crimea and the attempted poisoning of a traitor Skripal (former GRU Colonel, convicted of treason in the form of espionage in favour of great Britain.)
But now it is not so important. It is important that the project “Northern stream -2” all remained in their places. After all, the company is quite advanced. A greater number of pipe supplied, laying them started, already spent several billion euros.