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Maas: Nord Stream 2 is good, European energy policy must be decided in Europe

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Berlin believes that U.S. sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 is the wrong way to solve a dispute over energy supply, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.

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"Questions of European energy policy must be decided in Europe, not in the U.S.," the minister stressed.

"To impose unilateral sanctions against Nord Stream 2 is certainly not the way to go," Reuters cited Maas as saying.

U.S. President Donald Trump has accused Germany of being a "captive" of Russia due to its energy reliance and urged it to halt work on the $11 billion, Russian-led gas pipeline that is to be built in the Baltic Sea.

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