In Germany, a number of politicians criticized the US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, for his threats against German companies that are participating in the Nord Stream 2 project. This is the magazine Spiegel.
For example, Fabio De Mazi, deputy head of the Left Party faction in the Bundestag, said that such actions by Washington were contrary to international law. In his opinion, Grenell had the impression that he “is the governor of the emperor” from the United States.
The deputy head of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Ralph Stegner, on Twitter reminded the ambassador that the high commissioners’ time had passed in Germany, which ruled the country immediately after the end of World War II.
Speaker on foreign policy issues of the CDU / CSU faction Jürgen Hardt called on the German Federal Government to protest, saying that the ambassador’s actions are yet another unacceptable “one-sided rise in tone” in relations between Washington and Berlin.
Recall, the US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell sent letters to German companies in which he warned about the consequences of their participation in the Nord Stream 2 project.