The Kremlin on Thursday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's description of Germany as a "captive" of Russian Federation. That said, the works have been scheduled in close co-ordination with Nord Stream AG's upstream and downstream partners so that gas supply to European customers during that period is ensured via the alternative transportation route.
"I don't think it (Nord Stream 2) should have happened, and we have to talk to Germany about that", Trump said.
"We are supposed to be protecting you from Russian Federation, but why are you paying billions of dollars to Russian Federation for energy?"
And we stressed our well-known concerns about Nord Stream 2, Sefcovic said at a press conference on Thursday after the EU-U.S. Energy Council held in Brussels.
Europe as a whole consumed about 425 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year ago, of which about 150 billion cubic meters came from Russian Federation.
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived Wednesday in Brussels to meet with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation representatives.
Most Eastern European countries have expressed their concern over the pipeline project over the years, claiming it directly threatens the security of their countries as Russian Federation will able to use its vast energy resources as a way to have leverage over Western Europe. Some European leaders, however, worry Nord Stream would strengthen Russian influence in the energy sector.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite sided with Trump on Wednesday after his remarks, saying that she views the project "as geopolitical, politically motivated, having no economic justification and also binding hands for some European countries to pursue a free energy policy".
"Supplies of pipeline gas do not lead to dependence of one country on another but to complete mutual dependence".
Apart from the repositioned fingerprint scanner, the Note 9 is likely to sport the same design as the predecessor Note 8 . Compared to the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy Note line has traditionally been more expensive.
The Mariners had a deal with the chain in which if the team scored five runs, a Papa John's pizza was half-off the next day. Since then, the fallout has been swift: Schnatter resigned from the school's board of trustees and as Papa John's chairman.
Johnson & Johnson says they're " deeply disappointed in the verdict, which was the product of a fundamentally unfair process". Jurors in California previously ordered the company to pay $ 417 million , but J&J successfully appealed that decision.
As well, the American Chemistry Council urged President Donald Trump to "bring an end to this unnecessary trade war ". China says it will respond to the new tariffs that President Trump has asked his administration to prepare.
Incidents during reports from the World Cup have drawn attention to the journalist's movement to end sexism and harassment. Addiechi added that it was not a "proactive campaign" but said "we'll take action against things that are wrong".
The same thing happened with the Progress 69 cargo launch in February. "A ideal launch", Navias said of Progress 70's liftoff. Russia's space agency, Roscosmos , said the faster trip was possible because of a new version of the Soyuz booster rocket.
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