Local German politician admits "mistake" on Nord Stream 2
The premier of Germany's Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state, where Russia's Nord Stream 2 makes landfall, has admitted that supporting the pipeline was a "mistake" in an interview with German newspaper Zeit on June 8.
"We and I thought that a dialogue [with Russia] could change things for the better," Manuela Schweig said. "In this case, unfortunately that was a mistake."
She said she was now critical of her long commitment to the project, and the establishment to support the pipeline's completion after it was targeted by US sanctions.
"Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't make that decision anymore," Schweig said.