Alexander Shishlo. The faction of the socialists in the European Parliament, second in influence and strength of the political group of the Assembly, called on Thursday to a mutual cancellation of the European Union and Russia "black lists" for the European and Russian parliamentarians.
Faction proposes to remove from the sanctions lists of both Russia and the European Union all members of national parliaments and the European Parliament ", said Deputy head of the parliamentary group, responsible for foreign policy, Knut Fleckenstein.
According to the press service of the faction, in connection with the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki final act (signed by the heads of 33 countries in the Finnish capital Helsinki from 30 July to 1 August 1975 - ed.) Fleckenstein tried to convince them to resume the European Union political exchange of views with Russia on the highest level through the revival of the conference on security and cooperation in the European Union (convened for the first time in 1965 on the proposal of the States parties to the Warsaw Pact).
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. In March 2015 has been extended sanctions List of the USA, and in June the sanctions List of Canada. In addition, on 22 June, the head of the EU foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have extended the economic sanctions until 31 January 2016.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news