Juncker in Brussels will protect the economic interests of the European Union

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in fotoreceptor of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. Archival photoJuncker in Brussels will protect the economic interests of the European Union© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, commenting on US President Donald trump the law on anti-Russian sanctions in Brussels will protect the economic interests of the EU «including the United States.»

This Juncker said in Brussels in an interview for radio NDR, excerpts from an interview given to RIA Novosti by the European Commission.

«We are ready,» said Juncker, adding that «we must protect our economic interests, including in front of US and we’ll do it».

«I said during the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy, during the G20 summit in Hamburg, that if the Americans do, we would be ready in a few days to give an adequate response. This led to the fact that most of the prescribed amounts in respect of sanctions against Russia were nullified. And this led to the fact that the us Congress eventually decided that these sanctions can take place only in coordination with US allies. And I still believe that we are allies of the United States,» — said Juncker.

The US President Donald trump on Wednesday signed the law on sanctions against Russia. It expands the range of sectoral sanctions, in particular, reduces the maximum term of financing of Russian banks under US sanctions, up to 14 days, and oil and gas companies, up to 60 days (now 30 days and 90 days, respectively).

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