German Chancellor Angela Merkel is committed to strengthening its policies regarding Russia because of the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, But does not receive the required support from partners in the European Union, writes on the last working day of the week the German press referring to the entourage of the head of the German government.
"Merkel is sympathetic to the tougher approach to Russia. However she sees no majority in the EU in order to impose additional punishment against capital of Russia. In its environment say that it would be difficult to achieve unity on the issue of renewal of existing penalties (in Ukraine - approx. OPINION) ", - reported in the publication Spiegel, which quoted by the news Agency. First party of Angela Merkel in the German Parliament and of the German delegation to the European Parliament, told about the need for punishment against Russia because of Syria. On Thursday, the wall Street Journal citing a source familiar with the situation, issued a statement about the fact that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel " is exploring options that would force Moscow to change its own course in the Syrian Arab Republic ". One of these tools is " the introduction of new economic penalties the EU against Russia." However, official sources have not confirmed the " learning opportunities ". Experts, explaining the newspaper VIEW the text of the WSJ about negotiable "Syrian" punishment in government, calling it a propaganda surge.