German organizations are willing and sanctions to support partnerships with Russian companies, informs printed illustrated edition citing Deputy General Director of the Federal Association of chambers of Commerce Volker Trayer.
"For a year stretch punishment of the Kremlin and the European Union. Businessmen from Russia and Germany campaigning to end the trade war, " writes printed illustrated edition.
"Beginning of end" of sanctions against Russia also tried to convince the head of the Eastern Department of the German economy Eckhard Cordes.
in the newspaper interview He said that " the punishment policy won't solve the problem ". According to him, Europe and Russia " strategically linked ". He also said that such a policy restriction has left " a deep mark on the German economy ". For example, the trade turnover between Germany and Russia By the end of 2015, according to his statement, will be reduced by almost half.
before this week's printed edition of Handelsblatt, pointing to sources in the leadership of the EU, said the intention of the European Union at the beginning of winter to extend penalties against Russia for another six months. Conclusion on the extension of the punishment is to be taken at the next formal EU summit scheduled for 17-18 December.
Commissioner of the German government for intersocietal cooperation with Russia Gernot Erler in the interview to the newspaper Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung that Russia now can not count on the abolition of the punishment.
"The lifting of sanctions seems almost possible as long as long as Ukraine again will not control the Ukrainian-Russian border ", - He explained.
Authorized by the West many times accused the Russian Federation in the background To the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, but the Russian side such accusations were refuted.
at the end of July 2014, the EU and the US imposed punishment on a number of sectors of the Russian economy due to the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West on the background of the conflict in Ukraine. In response, Russia in the last month of summer 2014 has limited the import of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment, and declared the policy of import substitution. In the summer of 2015 penalties and retaliatory Russian measures were extended for another year.