NORD STREAM 2:
- US expanded sanctions against Nord Stream 2 (that includes the construction of two pipelines from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany). Will directly affect more than 120 companies from over 12 European countries and will block about 700 mln euro of investments for completing construction of the pipeline. The sanctions seem to be designed to increase the supply of more expensive American LNG to Europe.
Germany is preparing to strike back if the US introduces additional sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.