Italy opposes anti-punishment that she has her reasons, geopolitical and historical character, writes British magazine.
"EU leaders will hold a meeting on March 19 to discuss the anti-punishment, to which they resorted to the previous year. Italy is clearly not one of those countries that are eager to continue the mode of punishment, and it does not suit the split between Russia and the West, which we see at the moment. The Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi due to geopolitical, domestic and historical reasons, wished to return to the Russian Federation in the game, " commented a British magazine.
journal reminds us that the Leaders of the Communist party of Italy in fact lived in the USSR. Later the head of Vladimir Putin has built a good relationship with former Prime Minister of Italy Romano Prodi and Silvio Berlusconi. Himself Matteo Renzi visited Moscow in early March, and it was the 1st official visit of a prominent EU envoy to the Russian Federation after the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine.
the Creator of the article calls the reasons why Italy is opposed to the anti-punishment. First, it is Russia's influence in the middle East, which is of interest to Italy. Secondly, much of the damage that the Italian economy as punishment against Russia." Italy is the second largest after Germany's financial partner of Russia in the European Union and the world's fourth largest. Russia supplies 15% of oil and 30% of gas to Italy. More than five hundred Italian companies working in the Russian Federation. Russian citizens are happy to buy Italian luxury goods, and the flow of Russian tourists to Italy doubled between 2008 and 2013, " writes British journalist. This acquires great importance, taking into account the precarious situation of the Italian economy now.