According to media reports, the US government is waiving sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.
[axios.com] – Biden to waive sanctions on company in charge of Nord Stream 2
[n-tv.de] – Biden verzichtet auf weitere Sanktionen
[nos.nl] – VS ziet af van sancties tegen bedrijf achter Nord Stream 2
The pipeline will likely be completed before the long arm of the US deep state, the German Green Party, gets a chance to torpedo the project, in order to drive a wedge between the EU and Russia. This party is keen on reigniting the Cold War against Russia:
[faz.net] – “Mit Dialog und Härte” (“With dialog and hardness”) April 24, 2021.
Armin Laschet, in contrast, is known by the German and as such US Stadtholder media as “Putin-Versteher”. Like Macron, he wants to improve relations with Russia:
[welt.de] – Was die Putin-Versteher in Deutschland antreibt
Laschet was critical about the US-sponsored Syrian civil war:
[twitter.com] – Laschet critical of John Kerry, unheard of in German circumstances.
Armin Laschet is basically a CDU-Schroeder, the former German chancellor, who once remarked that the only thing he liked about the US is Elvis. Not that Laschet wants to break with the US, far from it, nor should he. It is just that he refuses to see in Putin-Russia an enemy. That’s good enough in the current circumstances.
For the rest, we keep our fingers crossed that the solid European Armin Laschet will become the next chancellor of Germany, in a coalition with the SPD and FDP. These people are more than green enough to see through the renewable energy transition. No need for woke Greens, whose open borders policies will only provoke the populist AfD to grow and threaten the energy transition and undermine the EU.