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Olaf Scholz in Warsaw for talks on Nord Stream 2 & migrant crisis

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Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz is in Warsaw on Sunday for talks on the migrant crisis at the Polish-Belarusian border, Poland’s row with the EU over judicial independence, tensions with Russia over its military build-up near Ukraine and the fate of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, Reuters reports.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said he would urge Scholz to oppose the start-up of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany, bypassing Ukraine. Scholz has not yet made any public commitment to halt the pipeline – championed by his predecessor Angela Merkel – if Russia were to invade Ukraine, as demanded by Poland and the United States.

Germany has backed Poland’s efforts to stop the flow of migrants seeking entry from Belarus, a crisis the European Union has accused Minsk of engineering, and said it would help Warsaw and Brussels find a solution to their legal dispute.

U.S. officials have told members of Congress they have an understanding with Germany about shutting down the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine, a senior congressional aide said on Tuesday.

German officials have not confirmed those reports but Scholz said on Wednesday that there would be consequences if Russia breached Ukraine’s border.

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