Italy’s Tuscany votes against the anti-Russian sanctions

Wednesday, 6 July, 2016 - 15:30

The regional council of the Italian province of Tuscany unanimously passed a resolution urging to cancel the EU’s anti-Russian sanctions, the secretariat of Lega Nord (Northern League) party, the document’s initiator, said.

A similar resolution was approved in the Italian region of Lombardy on July 5 and earlier in the provinces of Veneto and Liguria.

Most of the seats in the Tuscany regional council are held by Italy’s ruling Democratic Party. As compared with the documents adopted in the three other regions.

On July 1, the EU Council officially extended its economic sanctions against Russia for another six months until January 31, 2017.