The initiative belongs to the faction "Alternative for Germany", it was supported by 546 deputies, 83 were against, said the chairwoman of the meeting of the Bundestag Claudia Roth.

“We see that the new American President Joe Biden does not deviate from the positions of the Trump administration, on the contrary, he is ready to impose even tougher sanctions on insurance companies and certification agencies.

It must be said clearly that we both on the part of the government and as a faction of the alliance (CDU / CSU) reject extraterritorial sanctions, ”said Mark Hauptmann, a representative of the CDU / CSU faction.

Earlier in the course of the hearings, the head of the Bundestag Committee on Economics and Energy, Klaus Ernst, noted that the US actions on Nord Stream 2 resemble the methods of the mafia.

According to him, with the arrival of a new president, US policy is unlikely to change.