DISINFO: Europe, including Germany, is subjected to Washington's power
A deputy in the Russian parliament criticised Germany’s decision not to exclude the Nord Stream 2 project from new gas regulations in Europe. He said that it indicates that Berlin does not have autonomy in decision making.
It is clear that in addition to the pseudo-European unity, Germany is subjected to Washington, which has repeatedly pressed Berlin to renounce the Russian gas project.
The European Union is a sovereign entity, created by the voluntary initiative of European nations, and it has its own, independent foreign policy. Its citizens are directly represented in the European Parliament and Member States are represented in the European Council and the Council of the EU. The United States of America is not part of these institutions. The US had no role in the creation of the EU and has no say in its decisions.
In fact, the EU Member States are sovereign countries and make sovereign decisions about their own security and policies. The US is an important ally to the EU but EU policy is not determined by the US.
Similar disinformation narratives claim that European élites obey Washington, that EU and NATO member states are subordinate to the US, while the US has long regarded the EU as a kind of protectorate, and that lined up with the US, the EU never took independent decisions.