Former PM Romano Prodi calls Europe to scrap anti-Russian sanctions

Monday, 23 January, 2017 - 13:00

Italy’s former Prime Minister and European Commission ex-president Romano Prodi called on Europe to scrap immediately the anti-Russian sanctions, rather than waiting for US president Donald Trump would do it first.

“Sanctions are effective not only when they are imposed but also when they are lifted. Lifting them from Russia now can prove to be a more efficient policy,” said Prodi.

Romano Prodi also added: “It is now in the interests of Russia and Italy to work together in changing as soon as possible the political climate in relations between Russia and the EU, as today we are committing a political and economic suicide.”