Suppot For EU Declining In Central Europe

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Voices in the EU calling for lifting the anti-Russian sanctions are getting increasingly loud as the sanctions which European nations were forced into by Brussels and the USA’s Obama administration, continue to hurt the nations that imposed them more than they hurt Russia.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a meeting of the Christian Democratic parliamentary group on February 16 that she would rather today than tomorrow lift the sanctions imposed on Russia. Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico put it bluntly saying the sanctions against Russia are nonsense.”The sooner they are removed, the better”, he added.

Europeans are reluctant to continue the sanctions war. The economic situation dictates the adoption of quite a different approach. Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban has recently visited Moscow to say he considers it to be a valuable partner. During the visit, he said the industry of Hungary will simply fail without strong economic ties with Russia – a very important and relevant remark. Suffice it to say, that Russia supplies about 80% of oil and 75% of natural gas consumed in Hungary.

Last December, Gazprom extended the contract on energy supplies with Hungarian partners till 2019.

Orban told Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 17 that European Union countries will not automatically extend sanctions over Ukraine. He believed the sanctions will hit the agenda to become a subject of intense debates.

The Business benefits to EU nation, particularly the weaker EU economies are a strong incentive  to European national leaders to defy Brussels and the USA (which is the real threat to world peace, regardless of the propaganda pumped out of Washington in its efforts to demonize Russia) and force a more reasonable approach on the unelected bureaucrats who would establish a Federal European Superstate.

Many national politicians know who will benefit if the trade ties between the European Union and the Russian Federation are suspended. Jean-Pierre Thomas, head of Thomas Vendome Investment, says the punitive measures make his country lose 0.5 percent of possible GDP growth annually. The anti-Russian sanctions were imposed as a result of US political initiative to make Europe bear the brunt of its efforts to punish Putin for supporting ethnic Russian separatists in Ukraine after the US backed neo – fascist government began persecuting Russians living within Ukraine’s border. European trade with Russia is roughly 10 times more than the size of US-Russia commerce so while the USA loses nothing, Europe suffers as all America’s allies suffer at the duplicitous hands oif this international bully. Europe, especially Germany, not the United States, is the one who suffers losses, Jean-Pierre Thomas says.

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