US sanctions bill stirs controversy in Europe

By Andreas Walstad 19 June 2017
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Pipes for Nord Stream 2. A US bill for new Russian sanctions has angered some EU members. (Nord Stream 2) Pipes for Nord Stream 2. A US bill for new Russian sanctions has angered some EU members. (Nord Stream 2)

A draft bill passed by the United States Senate that could lead to further sanctions on investors in Russian energy projects has angered Germany and other partner countries in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

The draft sanctions passed by the Senate target Russian industries and the energy sector in particular. The bill would also give Congress the power to limit the ability of the White House to ease sanctions on Russia.

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