U.S. senators to announce sanctions bill on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

REUTERS | Five U.S. senators are to announce legislation on Wednesday to expand sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2, a natural gas pipeline that would increase exports to Germany but is opposed by many in Washington who say it would tighten Moscow’s political and economic grip on Europe.

The bill, called Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Clarification Act, follows on legislation signed by President Donald Trump late last year. After the bill became law, Swiss-Dutch company Allseas immediately halted undersea work on the pipeline, which aims to double the capacity of an existing line sending Russian gas to Germany.

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