"Any pipeline project-and there are many multiple pipeline projects in the world that are potentially covered by this sanctions authority-is in an elevated position of sanctions risk", she said.
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Sandra Oudkirk, an energy policy expert in the State Department, said the United States opposes the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline because it could increase Russia's "malign influence" in Europe.
During the meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on April 27, Trump offered to refuse from the support of the gas project in the exchange for new trade agreements between the USA and the EU.
The US intends to export more liquefied natural gas, but hindering the construction of Nord Stream 2 does not per se guarantee Washington's sales growth, the German Minister of Economics and Energy warned.
According to Altmaier, the European Union must ensure that Ukraine will remain a gas even after the new pipeline will be built.
"The new project would permit new technologies to be placed along the pipeline route, and that is a threat", she said.
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"We just want to make the transit of gas through Ukraine was guaranteed and secured not only by Ukraine and Russian Federation but also the European Union", - quotes the Minister DW.
Oudkirk brushed aside as "false" the suggestion that the U.S.is opposing the pipeline to ensure the US has Europe as a potential market liquefied natural gas.
A consortium of western companies and Russia's Gazprom that is due to build the controversial subsea Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany said on Tuesday it was starting preparatory work in the Greifswald bay off Germany's Baltic coast.
The Nord Stream 2 project has said it will tap banks for financing in the fourth quarter of 2018 or early next year.
Mr Johnson responded: "I can assure him that we in the UK Government are well aware of the deep controversy surrounding Nord Stream 2 and we raise it not just in Ukraine but of course with our European friends and partners".
That challenges Pruitt's account that the round-the-clock security was a result of threats against him after taking office. The administrator also confirmed he has established a legal defense fund to address the multiple inquiries he faces.
Chicago office will support Coinbase Markets team and help the company in delivering services for the cryptocurrency exchange . Coinbase claims that more than 100 hedge funds announced plans to trade/invest in cryptocurrency in the last few months alone.
Ricketts defeated Krystal Gabel of Omaha, a technical writer who advocates for medical marijuana and industrial hemp. Nebraska voters started heading to the polls at 8am this morning to cast ballots in the state's primary election.
Well, believe them! The movie also doesn't shy away from the gore, justifying the R-rating to fullest. On balance, though, Deadpool 2 is a seriously amusing comedy and a genuinely good time at the movies.
District Judge Richard Berman said the scheme was most likely engineered by people far more powerful than Atilla. Under federal sentencing guidelines, Atilla faced life in prison because of the amount involved in the scheme.
Daily circadian rhythm is controlled by a collection of neurons in an area of the brain called the hypothalamus. The findings are consistent with research indicating a link between sleep disruptions and mood disorders.
Frances , for her part, gets to keep the house she and Silva bought together and will not have to pay Silva spousal support. After five years of dating, Frances married Silva back 2014 in a secret summer wedding attended by close friends.
SCOTUS Feigns Federalism in Sports Betting Decision
All four major US professional sports leagues, the NCAA and the federal government had urged the court to uphold the federal law. The ruling also left open the possibility of Congress banning sports gambling nationwide, it just can't require states to do it.
Las Vegas Beats Winnipeg to Even Conference Final
Vegas now returns home where it's lost just 10 games since December 14 and is 9-2 in its last 11 home games when a favorite. The Jets are 8-1 in these playoffs when they score first and are now 1-4 when they don't.
Marchessault lifts Golden Knight over Jets in playoffs
Game 2 was a different story, as Vegas clamped down on defense and Marc-Andre Fleury turned away Winnipeg's first 26 shots. The Jets and Golden Knights were tied 1-1 heading into Wednesday's Game 3, while the Caps were up 2-1 on the Lightning.
Battlefield V Reveal Event to Take Place Next Week
The current loot box controversy spurred by Star Wars: Battlefront 2 now hangs over the head of both Electronic Arts and DICE. PDT, viewers can tune in through the official Battlefield YouTube channel , Twitch , Mixer .com and the official website .
Rapper TI arrested in Henry County
Despite his legal issues, T.I. has been an advocate for social justice, in what the Journal-Constitution calls a "metamorphosis". The rapper reportedly did not have the key required to enter the community and was barred from entering at 4 a.m.
Guatemala Opens Embassy in Jerusalem
President Jimmy Morales arrived in Israel on Tuesday to open his country's embassy in Jerusalem . Trump ignored widespread anger and condemnation and pushed ahead with embassy relocation plans.