Germany may tax American gas imports in response to US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipeline, running from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea.
Klaus Ernst, the chairman of the German parliament’s Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy said that penalties against corporations engaged in the Russian-led gas-provision project are unacceptable.
Berlin should introduce punitive tariffs on imports of US liquefied natural gas (LNG) since Washington is pursuing its own ends by imposing sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, according to a German MP.
The fresh US sanctions against companies that participate in the construction of Nord Stream 2 won’t lead to the expected effect, but despite this, they remain unacceptable.
Ernst added that the USA had no right to just promote the economic interests of the American gas sector, and at the same time to degrade their so-called allies, turning them into subordinates.
The chairman also urged the federal government to summon the acting US ambassador and clearly better explain the US diplomatic position.
It is also necessary to introduce penal duties on gas imports from the USA,” Ernst said, expressing deep concern that the incoming president Joe Biden wouldn’t change the “aggressive economic policy”.
The call comes shortly after the White House announced restrictions against Russian-flagged pipe laying vessel Fortuna over its involvement in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany and Central Europe.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Political News 2021.