German politicians are divided on whether action on the almost complete Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline should be considered in response to the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Manuela Schwesig, the governor of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, home to the landing points for both the existing Nord Stream pipeline and Nord Stream 2, said Sept. 8 that the Navalny case should not be used to threaten the pipeline project. It follows comments by Schwesig’s fellow Social Democrat, German foreign minister Heiko Maas, at the weekend — supported by Chancellor Angela Merkel — that he hoped the Russians would not force Germany to […]