Nord Stream 2: EU Opposes US Sanctions on Companies ‘Carrying Out Legitimate Business’ – Borrell – Sputnik International

I would say this sums it up pretty good…

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project has long faced criticism from the United States, as the Trump administration threatened to pressure companies involved in its manufacture with sanctions. Warnings from the White House, however, have been considered by German business as interference into EU energy sovereignty.The European Union opposes “the use of sanctions by third countries on European companies carrying out legitimate business”, Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell said in a statement, referring to the practice of the Trump administration in threatening or using sanctions to target “Iran, Cuba, the International Criminal Court and most recently the Nordstream 2 and Turkstream projects.” “Moreover, it considers the extraterritorial application of sanctions to be contrary to international law. European policies should be determined here in Europe not by third countries”, the statement said.​Borrell expressed his concerns over the “growing use of sanctions, or threat of sanctions” by the Trump administration toward European “companies and interests”, particularly referring to the Nord Stream 2 project, that envisages a pipeline carrying Russian natural gas to Europe.Recently, officials in the Trump administration announced plans to put companies working on Nord Stream 2 on a list of projects to be sanctioned by the US.Borrell stressed the importance of “coordination of targeted sanctions with partners” in the areas where “common foreign and security policy goals are shared”. “We have seen many positive examples of this and will continue to coordinate where we can. Where policy differences exist, the European Union is always open to dialogue. But this cannot take place against the threat of sanctions”, he said. The growing use of sanctions, or the threat of sanctions, by the US against European companies and interests is a worrying trend. The EU opposes the use of sanctions by third countries on European companies carrying out legitimate business https://t.co/yZrMfSFsK4 — Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) July 17, 2020

Source: Nord Stream 2: EU Opposes US Sanctions on Companies ‘Carrying Out Legitimate Business’ – Borrell – Sputnik International

Keep isolating yourself America. The world will be a better place after you piss the world off…

WtR

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