Klaus Ernst and Peter Ramsauer, chairmen of the Bundestag’s committees for economy and energy, as well as for economic cooperation and development, criticized the statements of the co-chairman of the Union 90 / Greens party, Annalena Baerbock, about Nord Stream – 2 “. Their joint statement emphasizes that there is no indication that” Russia is blackmailing Europe with gas supplies and is responsible for the rise in energy prices. ” October 21, Die Welt newspaper.
In particular, the deputies refer to the federal government’s response to the request of Klaus Ernst. The Ministry of Economy of the Federal Republic of Germany said that several factors are to blame for the increase in gas prices. “The federal government is not aware of the non-fulfillment of contractual obligations by Russian energy suppliers,” the parliamentarians are quoted as saying in response to an inquiry.
In turn, Ernst and Ramsauer called for the launch of Nord Stream 2. “The high demand for gas requires a quick commissioning of the pipeline,” the politicians said in a statement.
Greens leader accused Russia of gas blackmail
Earlier Annalena Berboko accused Russia of “blackmail” in order to provoke an increase in energy prices in Europe, saying that Moscow is trying to use Germany as leverage to launch the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. “We see the game of poker from the Russian side,” said Berbock.