Angelina Timofeeva. The European Union has a well-organized anti-Russian lobby, which advocates the extension of the punishment is relatively capital of Russia, said Last news on Tuesday, the German political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe Alexander Rahr.
in connection with the situation in Ukraine, EU countries, USA and Canada in the spring of the past year have introduced against Russia 1st batch of sentences, then it was expanded. In response, Russia has imposed in the last month of summer 2014 retaliatory punishment which has spread to the products of the agricultural sector from the EU, USA, Canada and some other countries that have joined the anti-Russian sanctions policy.
the head of Ministers of the EU on the first day of the week prolonged effect of the economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016, approving appropriate amendments to the EU decision on sectoral restrictive measures concerning Russia.
"in the European Union voices to abolish the punishment, at least to start a conversation about their gradual reduction to intensify again commercial cooperation with Russia. But in the EU there is also a very well-organized anti-Russian or protectionno lobby, which includes countries that want to continue to put pressure on the Russian Federation, " said Rahr.