EU Energy Policy

US sanctions bill on Russia rattles Brussels

A new law that could enforce stricter US sanctions against Russia has unsettled Brussels, which sees it as a threat to European energy security A new law that could enforce stricter US sanctions against Russia has unsettled Brussels, which sees it as a threat to European energy security.
By Andreas Walstad 4 August 2017 0 27060
US President Donald Trump has approved stricter sanctions on Russia. (PA)

Tighter sanctions by the United States against Russia have unsettled Brussels, which fears they could have a negative impact on Europe’s energy security.

The new sanctions, signed into law on Wednesday, gives the US the right to impose sanctions on companies that invest in or provide goods and services to Russian export pipelines. President Donald Trump reluctantly signed the bill, which gives Congress the power to block Trump from lifting sanctions on Russia, following approval by the Senate and the House of Representatives. 

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