According to the Telegraph, historian Katya Hoyer expressed her opinion on the further development of events around the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
According to the expert, Germany was “between two fires”. On the one hand, it needs to maintain a common anti-Russian policy towards Moscow with other Western countries, and on the other hand, Berlin is too dependent on Russian energy to afford such a thing.
“Earlier, Germany miraculously avoided economic sanctions USA because of the Russian gas pipeline "Nord Stream– 2″. But the issue has not been removed from the agenda,” Hoyer is sure.
The situation may worsen even more if the new German government decides to abandon nuclear power plants. Indeed, in the event of their closure, the country's dependence on Russian gas will only increase.