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Grudgingly, the US puts transatlantic stumbling block of Nord Stream 2 to rest

US-German row ends with Berlin adopting Washington's tough approach to Beijing

A 2019 photo of workers at the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline site near the Russian town of Kingisepp. The controversial pipeline that runs across the Baltic Sea will be completed without Germany or Russia being subject to US sanctions. In return, German
A 2019 photo of workers at the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline site near the Russian town of Kingisepp. The controversial pipeline that runs across the Baltic Sea will be completed without Germany or Russia being subject to US sanctions. In return, Germany made several concessions. PHOTO: REUTERS

Germany and the United States have settled their long-standing dispute over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that shall deliver gas from Russia to Western Europe.

The controversial pipeline that runs across the Baltic Sea will be completed without Germany or Russia being subject to US sanctions. In return, Germany made several concessions. Berlin and Washington issued a joint declaration on the issue on Wednesday evening.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2021, with the headline 'Grudgingly, the US puts transatlantic stumbling block of Nord Stream 2 to rest'. Subscribe