The flags of the United States of America and the European Union are hoisted next to each other in Nice, France, 4 March 2017. – NO WIRE SERVICE – Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB

In Germany is concerned over Nord Stream-2 causing a split in relations between Europe and the United States says the head of the Eastern Committee of the German Economy Wolfgang Büchel.

He is confident that new sanctions by the United States will make Washington’s toy out of the entire European energy system, including harming Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland.

In addition, Büchel points out that only Russia can ensure gas supplies to Europe, and that a business that provides thousands of jobs can suffer from sanctions.

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