"They are looking for markets, which we can understand, and they can land it here easily", Altmaier said.
Oudkirk noted that Russia in the past has turned off gas supplies to Ukraine during disputes and said Washington is concerned that the Baltic pipeline might create similar "vulnerabilities" by giving Russia similar leverage over Western European nations and increasing their dependence on Russian gas.
U.S. President Donald Trump is pressuring Germany to pull out of the controversial Nord Stream 2natural gas pipeline project, a report said Thursday.
Europe will respond firmly if the USA places its own economic interests above those of others, Germany Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Friday. "The U.S. are our friends and partners, and we want to defend our common values".
He added that Europe will strongly react to attempts by the United States to put its economic interests above the interests of the partners.
In early April, after meeting with the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia at the White House, Trump criticized the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
"We just want to make the transit of gas through Ukraine was guaranteed and secured not only by Ukraine and Russian Federation but also the European Union", - quotes the Minister DW.
German officials have acknowledged a need to consider the interests of Ukraine.
While Germany and Finland have already approved the project, the United States and several European Union countries along with Ukraine claim that the pipeline will increase Europe's dependence on imported Russian gas.
Altmaier has said he is optimistic that a "substantial" amount of gas will flow through Ukraine in the future. In addition, the foreign Ministry explained why the "Nord stream-2" favorable to Germany. It has an annual capacity of 55 billion cubic metres (1.9 trillion cubic feet), but its capacity is planned to be doubled to 110 billion cubic metres (3.9 trillion cubic feet) by 2019, by laying two additional lines.
Buffon had planned to end his career at the 2018 World Cup, which would have been his sixth, but Italy failed to qualify. I've seen plenty of them down the years, so all that I ask for is your respect and affection towards me on the day".
The Celtics actually played phenomenal defense in that first quarter, and they made sure to maintain that same kind of pressure. For the third straight series, Boston has taken care of the first two games and now climb to 9-0 at home in the playoffs.
He later stressed that since Schlossberg was a customer, he as manager "had to stay professional and ask him to leave". The manager said the man's rant infuriated him, but he refused to return the rancor.
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Officials say that Dallas chased the suspect from the school which led to the pair exchanging gunfire. "I feel like Mr. Police have said that they believe Matthew Milby acted alone and there was no threat to anyone in the area anymore.
Higher crude oil price is negative news for the Indian economy as the country imports three-fourths of its crude requirement. A litre of diesel in Delhi will now cost ₹ 66.57, while in Mumbai , one litre of diesel now costs ₹ 70.88 in Mumbai .
Gabi scored late on to confirm the result in a match that Diego Simeone's side controlled easily throughout. Griezmann scored twice as Atletico beat Marseille 3-0 last night to lift the Europa League .
Camsing then gained exclusive rights to the company and POW! Entertainment to have access to his numerous social media accounts. When he had first formed POW!, it was meant to be a mere holding company for his vast property used for comics and animation.
Kristen Stewart goes barefoot at Cannes
But before entering the screening of the Spike Lee film, she slipped off her shoes to walk up the stairs. She was apparently not sanctioned for taking off her heels.
Real Madrid pay tribute to Griezmann & Co
Europa League victor Atletico Madrid faces UEFA punishment for fans displaying a far-right banner at the final on Wednesday. Who said modern footballing rivalries are dead? He's made me into a better player and one of the best in the world.
Check out the first trailer for Whitney Houston documentary
Houston , who had a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, with Bobby Brown , is said to have insisted on taking Bobbi on tour with her. And I thought that was interesting. "There was something preventing her, in some way, from expressing her real self".
Man shoots ex-wife's 3 children, her boyfriend dead
The gunman also shot his ex-wife, Amanda Simpson, who was hospitalized and in critical condition Wednesday evening, Hinojosa said. The Ponder Independent School District said it was placed on "heightened alert", but the area was later determined to be secure.