The Senate demanded to gradually end sanctions and return to the partnership with Russia. The resolution was supported by all political forces. Although the document is Advisory in nature, it is, according to Western analysts, a clear signal to other EU countries.
Discussion on the resolution lasted 5 hours. Nearly 300 senators voted for the mitigation of anti-Russian sanctions. A different opinion is to leave things as they are - only 16 parliamentarians. For the easing of sanctions vote, and the Republicans: the opposition and the ruling socialists, representatives of other political forces. For debate in the Senate closely watched, and in the French foreign Ministry and in Brussels.
The document is Advisory in nature, but to ignore such a recommendation is extremely difficult. Resolution of French senators adopted shortly before the EU summit, which will take place at the end of June, where sanctions will be discussed. To say that the position of EuroDeposit finds full approval throughout Europe anymore. The French Parliament confidently takes the initiative. The resolution of the Senate of 1.5 months after the lifting of sanctions voted by their colleagues from the lower chamber - National Assembly. Then convince them has managed MP Thierry Mariani, who said that the sanctions policy against Moscow should leave in the past.
The MP, insisting on the lifting of sanctions, I believe that only together with Russia can be effectively fight against terrorism. Moreover, I am sure Mariani, if to punish, Ukraine, where not one of the expected reforms are not moving. In the hall sounded, and the arguments in favour of maintaining sanctions. The proponents of sanctions even tried to remove the document from the agenda. The attempt failed. The result, which says a lot about the mood of the French, and that the supporters categorically hard line against Russia a serious headache.
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