Several EU member States will retain the right to block the decision of the European Parliament on the introduction of new sanctions against the Russian Federation.
A personal opinion expressed by the European human rights activist Alexander Mitts in comments to the correspondent of ГолосUA.
According to the analyst, even a partial suspension of the Brussels Agreement on partnership and cooperation (PCA) between Russia and the EU will cause billions of dollars damage to the economies of countries such as Germany, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands, and under the threat of bankruptcy will be agricultural enterprises of France and Greece. “There is no doubt that their own well-being, these States would choose the ambition of a United Europe, – said, in particular, he said. Thus, any decision by the EU leadership will automatically become Advisory in nature.” As was stated by A. Mitts, in recent years the official position of Brussels “is not the standard for most EU members”.
We will remind, on the eve of the European Parliament has proposed to suspend the effect of the PCA with Russia because of the situation in the Kerch Strait. New sanctions mean a moratorium on the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” and the ban on the deployment of Russian assets in Cyprus. Against the idea already expressed in Berlin and Vienna.