Cracks in the EU's common policy of sanctions against Russia

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Sofia won't support economic sanctions against Russia said Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski after arriving the EU summit in Brussels today.

"We do not support a wider range of economic sanctions against Russia without having to assess their impact on our economy as we are among those group of countries that would suffer the most from economic sanctions" said Oresharski.

The head of the Bulgarian Government stressed that if sanctions are to put in place "compensation mechanisms must be discussed as well."

(Oroszország Hangja -


Anonymous said...

Is Crimea’s Shift the First of a Long Series ?
by Thierry Meyssan

Beyond the emphatic cries of the West against the accession of the Crimea to the Russian Federation, the real issue is whether this is an orphan event or whether it foreshadows a turning of Eastern Europe toward Moscow. With only enslavement to the Brussels bureaucracy to offer, Brussels fears that existing clienta may be attracted by Moscow’s freedom and money...That is why the independence of the Crimea and its accession to the Russian Federation marked the return of the pendulum...
However, "all good things come to an end." The power of NATO and its civil side, the European Union, is faltering. While the Alliance has never been so numerous , its armies are ineffective...despite the IMF and loans from the U.S. and EU, Kiev is sentenced to a long period of poverty...Nobody should fear the attractiveness of Russia, because it is an imperial power but not imperialist...

The new bureaucratic dictatorship is not in Moscow but in Brussels, it is called the European Union...

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