Contents tagged with Germany

  • Germany sends 600 tons of nuclear waste to Russia

    A train with so-called “uranium tailings”, byproducts of the enrichment process used to make fuel for nuclear power plants, was sent to Russia from a uranium enrichment plant in the German city of Gronau, reports MBH Media news outlet. The 12-car train will deliver about 600 tons of nuclear waste from Germany to the port of Amsterdam, after which the cargo will be shipped to St. Petersburg.

    According to Russian organization Ecodefense, the cargo will be further transported by train to the city …

  • EU prepares response to US sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The European Commission is preparing a response to Washington's sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as stated in the written response of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell to the request of the MEP Emmanuel Morel. At the same time, European Commission spokesman Eric Mamer did not provide details on Friday, June 26, what exactly the EU's response would be, DW reports.

    In late 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on …

  • Kremlin urges Germany to build factories in Russia

    Russia expects to expand cooperation with German businesses and establish joint production of high value-added products in Russian territory, stated Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov during the online conference "Russia and the World in 2021", organized by the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce.

    According to the Minister, Germans could begin construction of factories for the auto industry, aviation industry, railway engineering and energy.

    German companies were pioneers in …

  • German MPs call on Merkel to abandon Nord Stream 2 over Russia-linked contract killing in Berlin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel should withdraw her support for the Nord Stream-2 project over the murder in Berlin of Georgian citizen Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, which was allegedly carried out by Russia, writes the newspaper Bild, citing deputy head of the Free Democratic Party of Germany Alexander Graf Lambsdorff.

    The MP said the killing in Berlin "a couple of hundred meters from government buildings" was a sharp blow to German sovereignty and Berlin should "think three times before laying a …

  • Gazprom takes Germany to court over Nord Stream 2 decision

    Nord Stream 2 AG has appealed to the Supreme Regional Court of Dusseldorf against the decision of the German Federal Network Agency, which refused to exempt the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline from the EU Third Energy Package.

    The Swiss company, 100% owned by Russian gas giant Gazprom, considers the decision of the German regulator "discriminatory" and contrary to the "constitutional guarantees of the Basic Law" of the country, reports Interfax, citing a statement of Nord Stream 2 AG.

    The German …

  • Media: Berlin fears US sanctions against Nord Stream-2

    German authorities fear the impact of U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream-2, if imposed, on the country's civil services and German companies, writes Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung with reference to the document of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

    According to the document, new U.S. sanctions can be imposed on "all companies" that provide insurance services, upgrade the pipeline network or, for example, upgrade the pipe-laying vessels. "The same applies to those …

  • Germany promises to support Ukraine's rapprochement with NATO

    German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that Germany will support Ukraine's rapprochement with NATO.

    "The position that Germany will support Ukraine's rapprochement with NATO has been made very clear. This is very important for us," said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmyytro Kuleba after a meeting with the head of the German Defense Ministry.

    According to the minister, there were also discussions about military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and Germany. "There are very …

  • Kyiv confirms Ukraine's readiness for acceptable compromises on Donbas

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba at the talks in Berlin confirmed Ukraine's readiness for broad compromises on Donbas provided that they do not cross the "red lines".

    According to Kuleba, Ukraine, with the mediation of Germany and France, continues to look for solutions that would lead to progress in the peace settlement in the Donbas, but would not lead to the crossing of the "red lines".

    "Ukraine is open to the search for the widest possible compromises, but will not go as far as …

  • Russian ambassador summoned to German Foreign Ministry over hacker attack on Bundestag

    The Russian ambassador to Germany, Sergei Nechayev, was summoned to the German Foreign Ministry because of a hacking attack on the Bundestag, which was allegedly carried out by Russian special services.

    German Foreign Minister Miguel Berger on behalf of the German government "strongly condemned" the cyber attack, reads the statement  posted on the website of the Federal Foreign Office. Berger informed Nechayev that the EU will use a "regime of cyber sanctions" against those responsible for the …

  • U.S. preparing new sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The U.S. is preparing a new round of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project, Richard Grenell, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany and now acting director of U.S. national intelligence, told Handelsblatt.

    Grenell said that he met last week with senators and members of the lower house of Congress, who support additional bipartisan measures.

    "The tightening of sanctions is welcomed by both parties," Grenell said, adding that "the bill can be passed quickly despite the presidential …