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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The French Senate voted for the mitigation of anti-Russian sanctions “score” 302:16


Members of the upper house of the French Parliament on Wednesday voted in support of the resolution on the easing of sanctions against Russia. As reported by Vice-speaker of the Senate Jacqueline Guro, “for” the resolution voted 302 of the Senator, “against” there were only 16 votes. The signatories of the document, the senators urge the government to raise the issue of sanctions during the discussions in Brussels.

The initiators of the vote on this issue began in the Senate Yves Pozzo di Borgo (the centrist party UDI) and Simon Syutur (socialist party). The text of the resolution is softer as compared to the one previously voted by the national Assembly – it does not refer to the need for immediate lifting of sanctions against Russia, expressed “the wish for a gradual partial relief of the sanctions of the EU against Russia”. As a response to the recommendations of Russia proposed to achieve progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

The resolution States that the Russian embargo has a negative impact on the exports of French agricultural products.

We will remind that in April of this year, the national Assembly also recommended the government to cancel anti-Russian sanctions. But then supporters of such a solution among the deputies was 55 (against were 44 people).

It should be noted that the lifting of sanctions against Russia in the near future intend to vote and the representatives of the Italian regions. June 29, a similar resolution will be considered in Liguria, July 5 — in Lombardy.

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