The plans of the U.S. Senate on the new anti-Russian sanctions are a threat to the European and German economy. This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Eastern Committee of German economy Klaus Schaefer.
Deputy Chairman of the Eastern Committee of German economy (WCGA) 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. About it reports TASS.
«In this case, the first principle Amerika («America first» — approx. ed.) applied in practice in a completely new scale in order to open up to operators from the United States international markets — at the expense of jobs in Europe,» said Schaefer.
He also emphasized that the extraterritorial application of economic sanctions, German business believes it is a mistake.
Earlier, Chancellor of Austria, Christian Kern and foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, said that the new project of the United States to impose sanctions against Russia contrary to international law, threatens the energy security of Europe, as well as harming the settlement of the situation in Ukraine.
Their position is shared by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said the official representative of the Cabinet of Germany Steffen Seibert. According to him, in Berlin outraged by getting hit by the anti-Russian sanctions European companies.