Transatlantic ligament of the European Union and the United States


Permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union

BRUSSELS, Aug 4 – RIA Novosti. Transatlantic ligament of the European Union and the United States “sparks”, Washington accumulated contradictions with European partners, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.

“If you look wider on what we call the “transatlantic connection”, we will see that this connection sparks. We are seeing since the change of administration in the United States, but even before that,” he said.

According to the Ambassador, this applies to such global themes as the fate of the Paris climate agreement and the Iranian nuclear deal.

“There is between them and in the economic sphere, problems that did not appear today and not yesterday. Let me remind you that not so long ago it was the case of the French Bank BNP Paribas, which put penalties as many as $ 9 billion for what he was working with countries under us sanctions. I think “deselect” around the Volkswagen, too, is probably not devoid of political and commercial overtones. I’m not talking about the proceedings in the WTO, which more than a dozen years, between Airbus and Boeing”, — said Chizhov.

“In General, the “ears” commercial interests show through any layers of politics,” he added.

According to him, the new US law on sanctions is also economically motivated. “Following criticism of the project “Nord stream 2” American legislators, not batting an eye, wrote that the US administration should seek energy supplies from the US to the EU. And even more frankly States that it is necessary to create in the United States jobs. Here’s a “fair competition,” concluded Chizhov.

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