The President of the Russian-German chamber of Commerce and OMV head Rainer Seele said that the European Commission and the German government should take in response to the expansion of U.S. sanctions against Russia. According to him, it is necessary for the reliable supply of energy to the European Union.
The European Commission and the German authorities should undertake measures in response to the expansion of U.S. sanctions against Russia, said the head of Austrian oil and gas company OMV and the President of the Russian-German chamber of Commerce Rainer Seele. He stated this at a press-conference «the New US sanctions — possible consequences for German business in Russia», reports TASS.
«In order to create security, we need positive steps. We need to remember about the reliability of energy supplies to the European Union,» said Seele.
In August, the head of the German foreign Ministry, Sigmar Gabriel stated that the EU intends to defend against the policy pursued by the United States under the pretext of sanctions. He noted that the sanctions pressure needed from the point of view of overcoming the Ukrainian crisis, but all parties must be unanimous. United States policy under the slogan «America first».
In addition, in June the Chairman of East Committee of German economy Klaus Schaefer said that the plans of the Senate of the United States to expand sanctions against Russia are a threat to the European and German economy.