European diplomats supported the lifting of sanctions against companies Deripaska
The ambassadors of several European countries in the United States support the intentions of the U.S. Treasury to remove sanctions against En+, and RUSAL of Oleg Deripaska. The relevant opinions of diplomats expressed in a letter addressed to us senators.
The document was signed by ambassadors of Austria, great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, France, Sweden, USA and the head of the EU delegation in the United States.
“We welcome the recent action of the Treasury with respect to the submission to Congress of the report on the alleged exception of En+, and RUSAL from the sanctions list”, — TASS quotes an excerpt from the letter.
How to write European diplomats, the extension of sanctions against En+, and RUSAL will have a negative impact on the aluminum industry in Europe, and may deprive the work of 75 thousand people.
In addition, the preservation of restrictive measures can lead to further strengthening of positions of China in the aluminium market, according to the authors of the letter.
“Since sanctions were imposed, alumina and aluminum plants in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the UK are faced with higher prices and significant difficulties in ensuring their ongoing activities, the conclusion of new contracts of purchase and sale and the renegotiation of existing contracts with longtime customers. The exception (from the blacklist.— “B”) En+, and RUSAL will allow you to save these plants and the source of the existence of 75 thousand people across the EU (2.6 million people on four alumina plants, 13 thousand — in aluminum mills and 60 thousand — on associated production facilities),” States the letter.
The diplomats stress that the EU does not intend to abandon economic sanctions against Russia. As explained by the ambassadors, the EU acts only for the removal of restrictions that could potentially affect “hard-working people who depend on “RUSAL” and its subsidiaries” and to lead to negative consequences for European companies.