Germany: Sassnitz mayor reacts as Washington tightens Nord Stream 2 sanctions *PARTNER CONTENT*

The Mayor of Sassnitz in Rugen could face US sanctions as Mukran Port, a pipe-laying site for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline falls within his area of responsibility. «I have no understanding for this at all, and we are now beyond the threats,» said Frank Kracht on Tuesday and added Washington had already adopted the sanction measures on July 15. «I do not believe that we, in Europe, should put up with such interference in economic matters,» he added. On Tuesday, July 22, the House of Representatives adopted the National Defense Authorization Act which obliges Washington to increase sanctions against Nord Stream 2. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is set to deliver natural gas from Russia to Europe bypassing Ukraine.

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