Trump Presses Germany to Drop Russian Pipeline for Trade Deal US Is Trying to Kill Major Gas Deal Between Russia and Germany Trump Forbids Russian Pipeline. Europe Pushes Back Russia will 'fight' for German pipeline project despite US opposition: Putin Putin Praises Trump for Business Skills, Calls Him 'Donald'

Trump Presses Germany to Drop Russian Pipeline for Trade Deal

President Trump is pressing Germany to pull the brakes on a major gas deal with Russia as the price for avoiding a trans-Atlantic trade war.

May 17, 2018 10:13 a.m. The U.S. has threatened not only to oppose the project politically but to  attack it economically as well. We also consider Nord Stream 2 an economic and commercial project, but it has other angles as well, so we need to think about guarantees for Ukraine in this regard," she added. The U.S. has long been opposed to the pipeline, citing Europe’s energy independence and the needs of Ukraine, whose role in gas transit from Russia would be undermined by the new route.

US Is Trying to Kill Major Gas Deal Between Russia and Germany

Russia said the situation was “rather challenging” after the U.S. warned it was “exerting as much persuasive power” as possible to stop Nord Stream 2.

Sandra Oudkirk, U.S. While citing and using any materials on the internet that are open to search systems, hyperlinks to ukrinform.ua not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. The officials said Mr. Pipes are loaded for stacking at the Nord Stream 2 facility at Mukran on Ruegen Islandon in Sassnitz, Germany, on October 19, 2017. Germany is the second largest natural gas consumer in the European Union, after the U.K.

Trump Forbids Russian Pipeline. Europe Pushes Back

U.S. may not be able to scuttle the planned Nord Stream 2 project to bring gas to Germany.

It threatened sanctions, saying the project would increase Europe’s reliance on Russian energy supplies and damage neighboring Ukraine, which would be bypassed and lose gas-transit revenue. Europe's biggest economy is also the world's biggest importer of natural gas. U.S. action would put companies in Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands at risk. Citing and using materials in ofline-media, mobile apps, SmartTV are allowed only with receipt of a written permission from "ukrinform.ua".

Russia will 'fight' for German pipeline project despite US opposition: Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Friday vowed to oppose any actions from the Trump administration targeting Nord Stream 2, a pipeline project expected to significantly increase Russia's natural gas exports to Europe.

The Europeans are grown-up enough not to hurt themselves, and they are perfectly capable of dealing with Gazprom, which derives 62 percent of its revenue from Europe. Putin . More from Bloomberg.com: Who Leaked the Cohen Bank Report? Under Merkel, Germany has also set itself an ambitious goal of switching off all nuclear plants by 2022. Royal Dutch Shell Plc , BASF SE ’s Wintershall unit, Uniper SE , OMV AG and Engie SA are partners of Russia’s Gazprom PJSC in the project.

Putin Praises Trump for Business Skills, Calls Him 'Donald'

“Donald isn’t just president of the United States, he’s also a good and strong entrepreneur,” Putin said at talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Russia’s Sochi on Friday. “He’s also promoting the interests of his business to ensure sales in the European market of liquified American gas” by

U.S. exports are so tiny because because transportation costs make American LNG more expensive than energy from the Middle East. But even though the EU has often appeared weak and ineffectual, it can also be stubborn, and the more pressure Trump brings to bear, the more it will push back. Trump urged Ms. It May Not Be Secret for Long Royal Dutch Shell Plc, BASF SE’s Wintershall unit, Uniper SE, OMV AG and Engie SA have agreed to provide Russia’s Gazprom PJSC with financing for the project.

German-Russian pipeline takes shape despite US protests

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NSC Official is NYT's Source American Airlines Passenger Arrested for Cursing Twitter Down, Not Working For Users Saturday How Do Trump’s New Orders Affect Federal Workers? It’s also at least 20 percent more costly than pipeline gas from the Russian producer Gazprom. This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners. Merkel in April to withdraw support for the pipeline in exchange for kickstarting a new trade deal between the U.S.

German Envoy Sees US Sanctions Likely Over Russia Pipeline

Germany should brace for U.S. sanctions over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russia, signaling an escalation of economic conflict with Europe, according to an envoy of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government.

The Nord Stream 2 was among the topics discussed when German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in the southern Russian city of Sochi. Related Stories North Korea Says U.S. As an offshore project, it’s not covered by European Union energy legislation, and that bothers officials in Brussels. Leonid Bershidsky is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering European politics and business.

US driven by self-interest in wanting to block Russia pipeline: German minister

A close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a stark warning to the United States about the risks of placing "America First", accusing Washington of seeking to block a planned Russia-Germany gas pipeline to shore up its own exports. Economy minister Peter Altmaier defended the Nord

The Wall Street Journal U.S. Russia has been at odds with Ukraine since a 2014 political uprising there ousted a pro-Kremlin president. Defense Budget Belies Peace Talks Will Russia's Gas Dispute with Ukraine Create Chaos? Some Eastern Europeans, especially Poles, are dead set against the pipeline because they see it as a way for Russia to increase its influence. Never Mind the Millionaires. The U.S., German and their allies have been at odds with Russia particularly after Mr.

[GGP] America First? Europe will respond in kind, German minister says

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said Europe will defend its interests if the US prioritizes its own over others. He also accused Washington of wanting to block a Russia-Germany pipeline to boost its own exports.

Nord Stream is meeting resistance across the political spectrum in Washington, including in the U.S. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said Europe will defend its interests if the US prioritizes its own over others. Construction has recently begun for the Nord Stream 2 project, a planned pipeline that would extend from Russia along an existing pipeline through the Baltic Sea into northeastern Germany.

Ukraine should remain gas transit country after construction of Nord Stream 2 – Merkel

Ukraine's role as a transit country should remain after the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

The Associated Press FILE - In this May 8, 2017 photo steel pipes for the North Stream 2 pipeline are stacked in Mukran harbour in Sassnitz, Germany. Merkel and President Vladimir Putin discussed the pipeline’s future during a meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Friday. Earlier in the interview, Altmaier also defended the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which Washington, along with many eastern European countries, would like to block.

Gas Infrastructure Europe/Reuters/Eurostat/Gazprom/Industry Data "Germany is convinced. Nord Stream 2, the planned Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany across the floor of the Baltic Sea, is the latest front in the growing conflict between Europe and the U.S. The EU is activating a so-called blocking statute to protect European companies from exterritorial U.S. sanctions for doing business with Iran.