Germany and the US

Germany urges not to count on United States

Germany urges not to count on United States

Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, columnist for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, in his 2022 opening analytical article, urges Germany to forget the time when it could rely on the US adequacy and assistance. Today, contacts with Washington should be …

Biden accused of “surrendering” to Russia

Biden accused of “surrendering” to Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden is facing bipartisan backlash to his administration’s agreement with Germany that allows a controversial Russian natural-gas pipeline to be completed, Politico writes. Biden and his deputies have long been …

Blinken criticizes Nord Stream 2 during meeting with Merkel

Blinken criticizes Nord Stream 2 during meeting with Merkel

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to take measures to "reduce the risks" that Nord Stream 2 allegedly poses to Ukraine and European energy security, according to the State Department's …

Blinken and Maas discuss Nord Stream 2

Blinken and Maas discuss Nord Stream 2

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday described the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a Russian geopolitical project that undermines the security of Ukraine, adding the United States wants to ensure Russia does not use energy as a …

Maas doesn't rule out new Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Maas doesn't rule out new Nord Stream 2 sanctions

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas believes that it is early to dismiss the possibility of new U.S. sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Bloomberg reported.  According to the report, Maas underlined that neither American …

Biden to hold talks with Merkel on July 15

Biden to hold talks with Merkel on July 15

Outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel is set to travel to Washington for talks with U.S. president Joe Biden on COVID, climate change and bilateral ties. The White House announced Friday that US President Joe Biden will …

Blinken emphasizes to German FM U.S. opposition to Nord Stream 2

Blinken emphasizes to German FM U.S. opposition to Nord Stream 2

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke over the telephone with Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and expressed the United States’ opposition to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on …

Merkel and Biden discuss Afghanistan and Ukraine

Merkel and Biden discuss Afghanistan and Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden discussed in a phone call the NATO military presence in Afghanistan and agreed to closely coordinate future steps, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday. “The …

U.S. to increase military presence in Germany

U.S. to increase military presence in Germany

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Tuesday that the U.S. military will increase its presence in Germany, recommitting the US to the NATO alliance in a reversal from the previous administration's plans to withdraw troops from the …

Blinken warns Germany over Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Blinken warns Germany over Nord Stream 2 pipeline

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany ran counter to the European Union’s own interests and could undermine Ukraine. Germany is pushing for the …

U.S. open talks with Germany on future of Nord Stream 2 - report

U.S. open talks with Germany on future of Nord Stream 2 - report

The Biden administration is reviewing U.S. policy toward the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, under new pressure after construction on the $11 billion project resumed this month, according to people with knowledge of the deliberations, The Wall Street …

Berlin not backing off Russia's Nord Stream 2

Berlin not backing off Russia's Nord Stream 2

Berlin does not plan to back down in the dispute with the United States over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. "We do not need to talk about European sovereignty if that is understood as us …