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    Bodo Ramelow: Russia-Germany gas pipelines were mistakes

    Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 were not the paths that should have been taken in German energy policy said the president of the German Bundesrat in Warsaw on Wednesday.

    Bodo Ramelow, who met with Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki during his visit to Poland, said that he had clearly stated from the very beginning that Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany, were not the correct paths to take regarding German energy policy.


    “From Erfurt-Weimar airport, the journey went directly to Warsaw, where the Bundesrat President Bodo Ramelow, was welcomed by the Deputy Senate Marshal, Michal Kamiński, and the envoy of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Republic of Poland, Robert Rohde,” the State Chancellery Thuringia informed on Twitter.



    “On many occasions, Poland warned us about what could happen,” he said, commenting on Germany’s relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the past. “Looking back today, it can be seen that this Russian aggression was directed at all its neighbours,” Ramelov added.


    He also admitted that sometimes it was necessary to see things not only from the perspective of Brussels, but from the perspectives of countries like Poland, Bulgaria, Moldova, and the Baltic States to see what was happening.


    In his opinion, Europe should be viewed from the point of view of the Weimar Triangle, which includes Berlin, Paris, and Warsaw and those member countries should treat work together as partners.

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