The chairmen of the Bundestag committees for economy and energy and for economic cooperation and development, Klaus Ernst (left) and Peter Ramsauer (CSU), have criticized Annalena Baerbock, leader of the Greens, for comments on the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline.
Berlin – The chairmen of the Bundestag committees for economy and energy and for economic cooperation and development, Klaus Ernst (left) and Peter Ramsauer (CSU), have criticized Green leader Annalena Baerbock for comments on the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline.
Baerbock: Green leader after Russia statements in criticism – lack of expertise?
For their “allegation that Russia is abusing the supply of natural gas to blackmail Europe and is responsible for the increased energy prices”, there are no indications, both write in a joint statement. A “possible future foreign minister” should be expected to be knowledgeable.
Ernst and Ramsauer referred to a response from the federal government to a request from the left-wing politician on October 11th. In it, the Federal Ministry of Economics replied to the question about the current price drivers for gas and whether the government sees signs of non-compliance with contractual obligations by Russian energy suppliers that various factors are currently clashing that would have led to a significant price increase. “The federal government has no knowledge of the non-compliance with contractual obligations of Russian energy suppliers,” it continues.
Baerbock wants to prevent Nordstream 2 – committee chairmen over criticism
“The high demand for natural gas in particular requires that Nordstream 2 be put into operation quickly,” Ernst and Ramsauer explain. In an interview with the newspapers of the Funke Mediengruppe, Baerbock accused Russia of playing a “poker game” and “really down” gas deliveries in view of the high energy prices. “We must not allow ourselves to be blackmailed,” said the Greens boss and pleaded for the Baltic Sea natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 not to be granted an operating permit for the time being. (dpa)
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