Questions over German politician’s ‘links to Russian pipeline’

The Guardian reports that Wolfgang Kubicki, a leading candidate to become Germany’s next finance minister, is facing allegations of lobbying for Russia’s planned Nord Stream-2 pipeline. An email obtained by The Guardian that was sent by a former German ambassador “in collaboration with” Kubicki’s law firm aggressively promotes the advantages of Nord Stream-2. Frank Elbe, who has links to Kubicki’s Free Democratic Party, sent the email to a group of influential European energy analysts and think tanks a week after the recent German election.


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