German media publish materials, which cites a statement by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken calling “to all companies, those involved in the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 project to abandon further activities in this project. According to the head of the US State Department, otherwise, the companies will be sanctioned "in connection with the relevant decision of the Congress". Blinken added, that the United States is now “monitoring companies, who are engaged in the implementation of the project, undermining European energy security ".
The German edition of Die Zeit writes about, that the United States is increasingly threatening companies from various countries, including those, which they themselves call "allied countries".
"Nord Stream 2" criticized by the Trump administration, now the Biden administration opposes the project. Besides, the French authorities are opposed to the construction of the gas pipeline. But the federal government supports the project.
German media readers, where data on new threats from Washington is published, actively comment on the situation. So, one article in Die Zeit "scored" almost a thousand comments, in which ordinary Germans express their position. And opinions in Germany about the gas pipeline project are different. At the same time, most of the comments are still in favor of the implementation of the SP-2 project., and many make it clear, that this opinion was formed precisely after pressure from the Americans.
Here are some comments from German readers:
I hope, whatever Germany, neither Russia, no other project participants will give in. Because extraterritorial sanctions are contrary to international law. In this regard, Congress urges the Biden administration to follow the path of violation of international law..
Everything is predictable and boring. We'll see, how long is the federal government (Germany) will continue to resist the pressure of the hegemon.
I didn't give a damn about "SP-2", but if the Americans are so active against him, then I am categorically for the implementation of the project. Putin should send a bouquet of flowers to Washington and thank the Americans for it.
Let's hope, that someone in our government will still point the Americans to their place. This audacity is already incredible. They aim to, for everyone to do this, as they want.