Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Divides the EU
As political tensions between the US and Russia continue to mount, many in the US and EU are skeptical of claims that the pipeline’s sole purpose is to deliver sustainable energy. Germany is in favor of the project, Poland not so much, and the Ukraine stands to lose its favored middle-man status. The threat of a US sanctions bill assigning restrictions on companies involved with the project is exposing new cracks in an already fractured alliance. Security issues in the Baltic Sea are at the heart of the naysayer’s concerns, and US Ambassador Sondland has openly criticized the EC for not doing more to kill the project.