Nord Stream 2: A Suitcase Without a Handle

For many Europeans – regardless of whether they like the pipeline – the Nord Stream 2 case shows that the US Congress and even Democrats are willing to use the threat of sanctions and the damage they can inflict on European projects. After Donald Trump left office, the US abandoned many policies that worried Europeans – but it looks as though the country will, at times, continue to use economic weapons that directly hurt Europe’s interests. Even businesses in eastern Europe are opposed to economic pressure to alter their commercial relations or those of their European partners.

 

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