Wirtschaftsblatt: Europe began to realize that punishment is pointless
In the EU there has been a growing voters who believed from the outset that economic sanctions against Russia are not very useful in the settlement of the Ukrainian fall, the Journalist writes the Austrian business magazine Andreas wolf.
"instead to make the point that punishment led to economic losses on both sides," writes wolf.
according to his statement, the settlement process is not limited to penalties, and has a lot of diplomatic possibilities. As an example of the wolf brings a solution to the Iranian And Cuban issues.
"Tough position began to change only after the resumption of direct dialogue And negotiations through mutual arrangement," he says. The journalist adds that the normalization of relations with Iran And Cuba will bring significant economic benefits to all parties.
"And that, otherwise, it will be possible to achieve previously, if the parties spoke to each other. In the end steadily overcame pragmatism, " - said the wolf.
Such an approach would be useful in confrontation with Russia, says the Journalist. According to his statement, at the moment in relations with Moscow "wise diplomacy" is missing.
Wolf emphasizes that in the case of Iran And Cuba, mainly, the US was able to abandon its hard-line positions." A little more pragmatism And less ideology would And from Europe, " he concludes.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA.
The list of Russian citizens And organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news