US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy Sandra Oudkirk told Bloomberg that the US is also anxious the pipeline could open ways for Russian Federation to install undersea surveillance equipment in the Baltic Sea.
"When it comes to Nord Stream, Canada has significant concerns about the project", she said. She said that she has explored the issues with Ukraine which confronts the pipeline due to the influence it would provide Russian Federation over European countries. "Therefore, choosing between Russian Federation and the United States, Germany is not willing to lose markets in the USA", the politician said as reported by Apostrophe, a Ukrainian news outlet.
Russian Federation has obtained construction permits for Nord Stream 2 from Germany, Finland and Sweden, as the pipeline will pass through their maritime exclusive economic zones. Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next Monday.
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Melania Trump has heard about the plans and isn't excited about her husband's presidency being see as a 'joke'. Trump will travel by helicopter once there, making it unlikely he'll see protests firsthand.
"President Trump's brazen insults and denigration of one of America's most steadfast allies, Germany, is an embarrassment", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement. "I think that's very inappropriate", he said as Upstream went to press.
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is scheduled to be put into operation in late 2019. And the last discussion about customs tariffs on metals (aluminium, steel) they really care. He said opposing the pipeline is not only in Canada's national security interest but its economic interest as well, because even if it lacks the capacity to ship gas to Europe, it keeps future markets open. "It's not just about Ukraine". "This project has provoked a very heated debate on both sides of the Atlantic, and we are convinced would absolutely have an adverse impact on Ukraine, on Slovakia, and Eastern Europe. So Canada is clear with our partners about the concerns we have with Nord Stream".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel - who grew up behind the Iron Curtain in communist East Germany - shot back at Trump.