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Germany Warns on Legality of New U.S. Nord Stream Sanctions

  • Economy minister condemns extraterritorial sanctions measures
  • Altmaier queried on news report on ministry’s warnings
A Nord Stream 2 site in Lubmin, Germany.
A Nord Stream 2 site in Lubmin, Germany.Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier issued a warning over the legality of fresh U.S. sanctions aimed at the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany, saying the move may harm cooperation.

Without commenting explicitly on a proposal unveiled this month by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, Altmaier said that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government stands by its opposition to measures that could impact German and European companies.