Trump Threatens Sanctions against Shell, Uniper

... and also Engie, OMV, and Windershall--all companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 project. Now, I shouldn't say this but I would really like to see it happen not out of spite for any of these companies but out of pure curiosity how far Trump can go with his sanction game.

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Well it seems that threatening with trade sanctions on everything against everyone is the new normal US policy...

 

Donald Trump's administration has threatened Ecuador with trade sanctions if it introduces a UN resolution to encourage breastfeeding.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/breastfeeding-united-nations-us-sanctions-ecuador-russia-a8437786.html

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This all sounds like more bluster to me. Trump is trying to look tough ahead of Putin meet because everyone knows he's at a disadvantage here. 

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7 hours ago, Marina Schwarz said:

Oh, wow. That awakened the dormant communist in me.

I quickly searched for the Ecuador resolution text and could not find it. but I found this

"The resolution said countries should limit the misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes, as a mother’s breast milk has been shown to be the healthiest for children in decades of research. "

my initial my initial reaction is neither one for or against the resolution on its merit, particularly since I haven't seen it. it is more one of wondering whether this is some pretty significant over-reach. Do we really need the UN weighing in on whether mothers breastfeed or use formula? maybe that's part of their mandate, I guess I don't really know. seems odd.

for what it's worth, I saw some news stories reporting that the Trump Administration has denied those allegations. 

if anyone has the actual text of the resolution that would be greatly appreciated.

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You bring me hope. The communist has gone back to sleep until we have clarity. Yet Nestle and their likes are very aggressive in their marketing, um, efforts, so I don't mind someone giving them a little slap on the face. I actually vaguely remember a boycott of their products because of this aggressive formula marketing. 

But you're right. The WHO has already weighed in on the issue. WHO is a relevant authority. On the other hand, the UN weighs in on everything, I guess, so why not baby nutrition.

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A pipe between Russia and Germany build in joint-venture by Gazprom and biggest european oil&gas companies because its good comercial project and reliable and flexible source of huge amount of cheapest natural gas on european market.  Pipe located a  couple of thousands kilometers from nearest US border.

So in my humble opinion really not US problem nor bussiness.

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