Chizhov: EU manages to soften US sanctions law
Brussels managed to influence the softening of some wordings of the US law on sanctions, including against Russia, in the process of its approval, Russia's Permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said.
"Indeed, I can confirm on the basis of information I have that during the preparation and passage of the law, EU representatives, both in national capacity and through the EU representation in Washington, actively worked with both the presidential administration and the US Congress. They actually managed to correct something," Sputnik cited Chizhov as saying.
Chizhov noted that the new US law on sanctions should make the European Union think about what the reckless use of sanctions tools leads to.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker earlier expressed satisfaction with the softening of the sanctions bill. Europeans were concerned about the fact that sanctions allowed to fine European companies too for participation in joint energy projects with Russia, in particular, in the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 project.