14:46 [RT] (E)
Claudia Kemfert, an economist at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), has argued that Nord Stream 2 is “environmentally harmful, economically unnecessary and financially unprofitable” – but described the US sanctions as “unacceptable” and requiring a response from the EU.
23:02 [RT] (E)
Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that Berlin will not give into pressure from Washington after the US Senate approved a bill sanctioning German companies working on a pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia.
21:57 [RT] (E)
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that European energy policy is made in Europe, not in the US, while Joachim Pfeiffer, a top MP from Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, said the looming penalties are “no longer just an unfriendly act by the US but a hostile act towards its allies.”
14:34 [TASS] (E)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against any speculation over the Georgian national’s murder in Berlin until German prosecutors complete their investigation.
14:53 [TASS] (E)
Germany has made a decision to expel Russian diplomats against the backdrop of the investigation into the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin at the end of last summer, because it had received no assistance from Moscow in investigating the crime, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on the sidelines of a NATO summit on Wednesday. "We’ve taken the corresponding measures, because we saw no assistance from Russia in investigating this murder," Merkel stated.
10:21 [Jacobin] (E)
Europe’s economic powerhouse no longer looks like a model of stability — and it’s the far right that’s benefiting.