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New Russia Sanctions ‘Illegal’ Says Germany, Urging Europe to Retaliate Against U.S.

(Josh Lowe – Newsweek)

Germany’s economy minister has described U.S. sanctions on Russia as illegal and urged the European Union to fight back with aggressive trade policies of its own.

The new package of measures against Russia, passed in Congress last week and set to be signed into law by Trump, would allow the U.S. to impose sanctions on companies that worked on Russia’s energy export pipelines.

EU business and political leaders fear it could hurt the construction of Nord Stream 2, a Russia-Germany natural gas pipeline, and thus damage European economies. Click here to read more.