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Vienna has no intention of ditching Nord Stream 2 despite US pressure – Austrian president

Vienna has no intention of ditching Nord Stream 2 despite US pressure – Austrian president

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen says Vienna has no plans to withdraw from the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project as the country’s energy giant, OMV, has made huge investments in the enterprise. “Austria is not going to leave the Nord Stream 2 project, and Austrian oil and gas corporation OMV especially,” Van der Bellen said

U.S. senators offer bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline

U.S. senators offer bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2, a planned gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under fire from the United States and some European Union countries. The bill introduced by Republican Senators Ted Cruz, John Barrasso and Tom Cotton

U.S. senators plan bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline: source

U.S. senators plan bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators will introduce legislation as soon as Tuesday seeking sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under fire from the United States and some European Union countries. A source familiar with the matter said the bill, to be introduced by Republican

Washington threatens European firms with sanctions over Russian gas pipeline project

Washington threatens European firms with sanctions over Russian gas pipeline project

Sanctioning European investors that have already provided most of the agreed funds aimed at building the Russian-led gas pipeline to Europe is totally useless, according to the operator of the Nord Stream 2 project. The comment comes amid the latest attempt by US senators Ted Cruz and Jeanne Shaheen to slap companies involved in the pipeline project

US Senators Seek New Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Firms in New Rant - Report

US Senators Seek New Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Firms in New Rant - Report

According to a draft copy of a bill obtained by Foreign Policy , a series of sanctions will be slapped on companies involved in laying deep-sea pipelines for Russian energy projects, taking special aim at the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The draft version of the bipartisan bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and his Democratic colleague Jeanne Shaheen

EC Says Ready to Listen to Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Operator's Arguments

EC Says Ready to Listen to Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Operator's Arguments

"In its reply, the European Commission follows the legal procedure – the ‘dispute settlement mechanism’ – set out in the Energy Charter Treaty, stating that its services are ready to meet with the project promoters to hear their arguments," Rietford said. "At the same time and as part of the procedure in such cases, in line with Financial Responsibility