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Russian state energy firm Gazprom owns the Nord Stream 2 pipeline (Photo: Mitya Aleshkovsky)

Biden gives green light for Russia-Germany pipeline

The US has partly lifted sanctions on a controversial gas pipeline in a bid to mend relations with Germany and Russia.

The Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 consortium, based in Switzerland, and its CEO, a German executive called Matthias Warnig, were taken off the US blacklist because, "citing US national security interests, the Biden administration announced it would waive" the measures, the state department told Congress on Wednesday (19 May).

"Today's actions demonstrate the admin...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Russian state energy firm Gazprom owns the Nord Stream 2 pipeline (Photo: Mitya Aleshkovsky)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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