The source spoke about the possibility of the EU’s response to new US sanctions against Russia

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in fotomontaggi of the European Union on the building of the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels. Archival photoThe source spoke about the possibility of the EU’s response to new US sanctions against Russia© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The European Union can limit access to American companies to the loans of European banks if the US imposes new sanctions against Russia, told RIA Novosti diplomatic source in Brussels.

According to him, this measure is one of the possible options.

A new bill on sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, which on Tuesday will vote the U.S. Congress, provides, inter alia, actions against companies who intend to invest in the construction of the export pipeline more than five million dollars a year or a million at a time. The document also prescribed the US intention to oppose the construction of the gas pipeline «Nord stream — 2».

These measures immediately caused sharp discontent in the EU. Chancellor of Austria and Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany saw in the bill a threat to the energy supply of Europe. Against the new sanctions voted and major European energy companies.

According to the Financial Times, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called urgently to discuss the possible EU response to Washington’s actions. Possible step from Brussels may be a requirement that the United States publicly or in writing stated that the new sanctions will not affect European interests. In addition, there is the option of recognizing the American sanctions invalid on the territory of the European Union.

The Board of commissioners intends to consider this matter on July 26.

The source spoke about the possibility of the EU’s response to new US sanctions against Russia© RIA Novosti, Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures

 

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1 Comment on "The source spoke about the possibility of the EU’s response to new US sanctions against Russia"

  1. Robert Ezergailis | 26.07.2017 at 16:22 |

    European Union Should Not Follow United States Lead On Russia Sanctions
    The rest of the world community, the community of nations, must necessarily learn that though the United States may legislate, for itself, what it desires and chooses to do, other nations cannot allow themselves to be forced to make the same decisions and take the same actions, simply because the United States is doing so. That is a very fundamental and necessary right of the sovereignty and freedom of na…tions, to decide as they themselves deem to be right and true, and not be compelled by any warlike action or threat, economic or military, to comply with another nation’s dictatorship over and above it.
    In that sense we must give greater attention, and comprehension, to China’s interpretation of threat and warlike belligerence as including sanctions and other economic attacks on other nations. Particularly when the threats and attacks are coercive in their intent. The concept having been put forward that economic attacks are in fact attacks is a good and solid concept that needs to be adopted internationally and codified into international law.

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