▲ Up
 
06:38 21-02-2017
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Angela Merkel says EU ready to hit Russia with harsher sanctions
23:56, 05 April 2014, 659

AKIPRESS.COM - angela-merkel-bundestag Angela Merkel used her speech to a congress of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on Saturday to affirm Europe's readiness to impose more severe sanctions on Russia, if it takes further steps to infringe the territorial integrity of Ukraine, Deutsche Welle reported.

"Nobody should doubt this. We are all different in Europe, but we have the good fortune of being united, and together we will take this decision," she said.

Some commentators and analysts have cast doubt on Europe's willingness to follow through on threats to impose tough economic sanctions on Moscow in view of the reliance of some EU countries, particularly in eastern Europe, on Russian gas and trade.

German companies, which have close ties to Russia, have already expressed concern that Europe is taking a too confrontational approach with Russia.

The European Union and the United States have nonetheless responded to Russia's recent annexation of Crimea by imposing some targeted visa bans and asset freezes on particular Russian and Ukrainian figures.


Twitterfacebookprint
LATEST NEWS
20:18 Astana wants Bishkek to clarify Atambayev's comments on 'human casualties during 1.5-month blockade of Kazakhstan' during 2010 turmoil19:02 South Sudan declares famine in Unity State17:54 Pakistan says airstrikes have killed 'dozens' of militants17:37 Interstate Aviation Committee analyzed weather condition at the time of Boeing 747 crash17:24 Russia, Kazakhstan sign joint plan of actions17:00 Preparation for OIC Summit on Science and Technology discussed in Astana16:59 Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls envoy from North Korea16:52 U.S. сitizen wanted in Uzbekistan for alleged terrorism detained in Georgia16:50 Kazakhstan wins first medal at 2017 Asian Winter Games in Japan16:38 President Atambayev orders to assist to families of those died in avalanches16:35 Kazakhstan heads Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea16:22 French team takes victory over Kyrgyztanis in horseball tournament in Toktogul16:13 Bank system net profit totales 893.2 million som in 201615:48 Kyrgyz-Turkish Friendship Hospital to be handed over to Ministry of Health — Turkish Ambassador15:32 Kyrgyz Ambassador to Egypt presents credentials15:28 President Berdymuhamedov gifts his book to military15:22 Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic discuss organization of 1st Kyrgyz-Czech commission for trade and economic cooperation15:21 Kyrgyz-Indian military drills kick off in Osh15:12 Kyrgyzstan, Qatari FMs interested in organization of high level visits15:03 China's oil giant CNPC signs US$1.77b Abu Dhabi deal
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75