Nord Stream 2 Troubles An Uncertain Future for the German-Russian Pipeline

Threats of sanctions from the U.S. have put a stop to the contruction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. The multibillion-euro project is now at risk, and leading German politicians are not amused.
U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the United Nations in New York in 2019: "We can't accept that."

U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the United Nations in New York in 2019: "We can't accept that." 


Foto: Guido Bergmann / DPA
A pipelay vessel on the Baltic Sea in 2018: Long delays in the construction of the gas link have already been priced in.

A pipelay vessel on the Baltic Sea in 2018: Long delays in the construction of the gas link have already been priced in.

Foto: Bernd Wüstneck / picture alliance / dpa
Business partners Gerhard Schröder and Vladimir Putin in 2011: Critics say Germany has displayed a substantial degree of historical amnesia in building the pipeline.

Business partners Gerhard Schröder and Vladimir Putin in 2011: Critics say Germany has displayed a substantial degree of historical amnesia in building the pipeline.

Foto: ITAR-TASS / IMAGO IMAGES
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