The EU has postponed the extension of sanctions against Russia: Italy requires debate

The European Union has postponed a decision to extend economic sanctions against Russia for military aggression in the Donbas, as Italy demanded a debate on the subject.

It is reported by Radio Liberty — Radio Free Europe.

It was expected that at the meeting on 9 December, the representatives of the 28 member countries EU will agree on extending sanctions for 6 months without discussion.

But the representative of Rome insisted that the decision should be taken by the EU leaders, who meet next week in Brussels.

«Italy and some other southern European States have shown some reluctance to renew the sanctions, which are a powerful economic impact», — stated in the message.

Poland, the Baltic countries and some other representatives of Eastern Europe tend to support stronger sanctions against Russia, introduced in mid-2014.

Earlier, Minister of foreign Affairs of Spain Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said that the EU plans to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. There is «General agreement» to move in this direction.

In June, the EU extended the economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016. It was then decided that abolishing trade and investment restrictions will be possible only after the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, which has not yet happened.

It is not known when a final decision on the extension of sanctions against Russia. The next meeting of foreign Ministers of countries-EU members to be held on December 14.




The EU has postponed the extension of sanctions against Russia: Italy requires debate 10.12.2015

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