The West does not have unity with respect to anti-Russian sanctions, and Germany wants to act based on its own interests, MEP from Estonia Yana Toom said on April 22 in Sunday Evening with Vladimir Soloviev program on Russia-1 TV channel.
According to the expert, Germany and France disagree with each other in some aspects. “It was Merkel who first voiced that ‘No! Enough of these sanctions!’, because the price of aluminum got out of control, which, of course, nobody likes. And they (the Germans) are now going hat in hand (to Trump). Of course, she won’t see the red carpet rolling in front of her, but, nevertheless, they made this step. Politically they want to differ from Makron with his ambitions,” Toom said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Washington is scheduled for April 27. The EU preferential tax conditions for supplying aluminum and steel to the US expires in May. Germany bought from Russia almost a third of raw aluminum, and after the introduction of sanctions against Rusal, world prices for aluminum soared by 26%. German corporations such as Siemens, Daimler and Volkswagen hope that Merkel will manage to negotiate the exclusion of their business from anti-Russian sanctions.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency