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"Nord Stream I and II are purely commercial projects that correspond to the interests of suppliers of natural gas and the buyers of natural gas in Western Europe", he said.

As previously reported, trump has sharply criticized the system of construction of the gas pipeline "Nord stream-2" and called Germany dependent on Russian Federation. US President Donald Trump slammed Berlin in July 2018, saying it was "captive to Russia" due to its energy policy.

U.S. President Donald Trump wasted no time calling out another European ally at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation annual summit.

Nord Stream II "is an example of European countries supplying funds to Russian Federation, which can be used against the security of Poland", Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said yesterday. His convening with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland next week is engendering extensive worry. Ukraine a year ago, for example, raked in about $3 billion in transit fees from Russian Federation to allow gas to travel through the country. "It's disproportionate and not fair to the tax payers of the United States". "So Canada is clear with our partners about the concerns we have with Nord Stream".

"The alliance can rely on the United Kingdom to lead by example, not just in meeting the 2 per cent pledge but by contributing our cutting edge capabilities to operations around the world", she said. Nord Stream 2's delivery system is created to carry up to 55 billion cubic meters (1.942 trillion cubic feet) of gas per year.

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The German committee groups 350 members active in 29 countries in eastern Europe accounting for about a fifth of Germany's total foreign trade, which is more sizeable than bilateral trades Germany conducts with the USA and China individually. But Germany, Europe's biggest economy, spends just 1.24 per cent, compared with 3.5 per cent for the US.

In May 2016, Kerry was speaking in Washington, D.C. together with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, where he expressed concerns about the very same energy project Germany is undergoing.

The Nord Stream and Turk Stream developments are controversial because they will connect Russian gas fields to the central European market, bypassing neighbors like Ukraine.


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