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Bavarian news. Where are the sanctions?

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The topic of the termination of sanctions against Russia in Germany is actively being raised at the highest level. Recently, the leaders of the CDU and the SPD called on the federal government to take the path of lifting EU sanctions against Russia, while the head of the German Foreign Ministry, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, suggested considering lifting the sanctions against Russia. Meanwhile, in Bavaria, they have already learned how to circumvent sanctions.


In May, the leaders of the CDU and the SPD called on the federal government to take the path of ending EU sanctions on Russia. According to Stanislav Tillich, Prime Minister of Saxony, the goal should be set: to end the economic sanctions imposed against Russia. This politician said the publication «Die Welt».

Tillich recalled that Russia is both an important trading partner for Germany and the European Union, which cannot be lost “in the long term.” “I hope that dialogue with Russia will resume,” Tillich said.

The same is interpreted by the Minister of Economy of the State of North Rhine - Westphalia Garrelt Duin. He expressed hope for the lifting of the sanctions or their “gradual easing”.

He added that Germany and Russia need each other, and the “eye for an eye” strategy in foreign policy will not lead to the intended goal.

The other day, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier also suggested considering lifting the sanctions on Russia: after all, no one in Europe is interested in destroying the Russian economy.

Minister's statement published edition "Frankfurter Rundschau".

Speaking at the German-Russian Forum, he noted that the sanctions are “not an end in themselves”. The counter sanctions of Russia, too, should not become a means used in order “to put a partner on their knees”. In fact, “no one is interested in the complete destruction of the Russian economy,” since such destruction certainly will not be a “contribution to strengthening European security.”

According to him, “consistent progress” in the implementation of the Minsk agreements would create the basis for a “phased abolition of sanctions instruments.”

Steinmeier also spoke out against the “return to NATO philosophy”, which was still based on “enhancing the ability to conduct hostilities”.

Frankfurter Rundschau notes that, in addition to Mr. Steinmeier, Katharina Barley, the secretary general of the SPD, also spoke in favor of easing the sanctions. She stressed that the Social Democrats are willing to speak in favor of the abolition of restrictive measures.

We also recall that the revival of strong economic ties between Russia and Germany was discussed during the visit of the Prime Minister of Bavaria H. Seehofer. He flew to Moscow in February 2016 of the year. At the meeting with Vladimir Putin, the sides discussed German direct investments in the Russian economy.

Bavaria is one of the most economically powerful lands in Germany, and Seehofer, due to the problem of migrants, has become a real opponent of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Therefore, his February visit seemed to be a little disturbed by official Berlin. Some of the German press even ridiculed H. Seehofer, calling him "naive." In response to the ill-wishers, Seehofer said that relations between Russia and Germany are built not only on profit, but also on the basis of friendship.

By the way, in the Russian Federation there are more than 1,6 thousand enterprises with the participation of capital of companies from thriving Bavaria.

And now the Bavarians have shown what the words of their leader are worth.

According to the source "Tapes.ru", in Munich, an agreement was signed on German investments in Russia for a total amount of 600 million euros.

The name of the source is not disclosed. But the details are available.

1 June, with the support of the Russian Consulate General in Munich, an investment agreement was signed between Kaluga Region Governor A. Artamonov and Kronospan. We are talking about the creation in the region of an enterprise for the production of wood-fiber boards. The project provides for direct investments in the amount of 200 million euros.

In addition, protocols of intent on the creation of similar industries were signed with the governor of the Kaliningrad region N. Tsukanov and the deputy head of the government of Bashkortostan I. Tazhitdinov.

The cumulative investment will be 600 million euros.

According to an anonymous source, “Lenti.ru,” we are actually talking about “finding and finding opportunities for German business to make investments in the Russian economy bypassing sanctions.”

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While the political leaders speak, they do it locally. In Bavaria, in fact, "lifted" sanctions against Russia. Obviously, this is only the first step, followed by others.

Minister Steinmeier, who often speaks of the need to soften, and even lift, sanctions from Russia, is already being pushed into the back. However, Steinmeier can be understood: he is not the main one in Germany, and Angela Merkel does not want to lift the sanctions. But not forever she will stand at the helm.

As for Seehofer, it is not for nothing that he is called in Germany “the main critic of Merkel”. However, he also knows how to conduct a well-thought-out policy, avoiding unnecessary sharp movements: his February visit to the Russian Federation was agreed with Chancellor Merkel and with the aforementioned country’s Foreign Minister Steinmeier.

But one must also know that behind the back of Seehofer is a powerful Bavarian business. The “Moscow” actions of Herr Seehofer at this level are fully endorsed. Bertram Brossardt, Head of the Association of Bavarian Economics and says: “The dialogue should not be interrupted. Russia is an important trading partner for us. There cannot be a long period of alienation. ”

And the Munich "anonymous история»Shows that in Bavaria from words got down to business. "The period of alienation" ends.

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  1. Sharky
    Sharky 3 June 2016 06: 26
    +7
    All these vague inclinations from Germany are unlikely to bring any quick results (lifting the sanctions). Mattress makers firmly hold this country for the Faberge and will not allow arbitrariness. Moreover, Angela Merkel cannot take a step without "consultations". And politicians of the second echelon can decide little on their own. Therefore, the maximum that can be seen in the near future is all sorts of fraudulent "evasion from sanctions" with one or another trick in order to somehow stay in our market. After all, everyone understands and knows that there are no irreplaceable ones.
    1. Max repp
      Max repp 3 June 2016 06: 38
      +3
      And they still have Faberge (otherwise judging by their behavior ...)?
    2. Shark Lover
      Shark Lover 4 June 2016 01: 47
      0
      Frau does not have Faberge, in France, judging by the sugary face, too, but you don’t need to go to the tune, there is a 100% diagnosis, incurable. For the rest, the process is going on, so it becomes very slippery to hold on, either to apply others' efforts, or to change tactics and strategy for tolerant ones, which undoubtedly takes time. Maybe the finger will be stuck in and crocheted. In short, there are a lot of questions and they begin to quietly show whether to change the partner, the holder. The habit of being the second number, passive, will remain in the brain for a long time, so we are hardly talking about independence, the owner will come another, maybe more "affectionate".
      Wrote, as much as the most disgusting, ugh. I will end with the words from Brata2 - "... Here!"
  2. The black
    The black 3 June 2016 06: 26
    +2
    By its actions, the West resembles the death of frightened people in a boat with a hole in the board, when instead of closing the hole they scoop up water. However, I hope the sanctions aren’t for you gentlemen to cancel so soon. Savchenko will not allow you to lift the sanctions, Nadia is not happy with you and will come to you at the summit with a grenade because she is a dick, so she will be for you to gingerbread. laughing
  3. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 3 June 2016 06: 30
    +5
    It's time for the German tank crews to get into their wonderful "leopards" and roll out American military bases on German soil into the dust (just kidding!).
    Germany has a powerful economy and its opinion in Europe is listened to. In essence, if German business makes its way to Russia, the rest will also catch up.
    Someone is losing a lot in Germany because of the isolation of Russia --- that's why such a noise. This situation is great for the US and the EU to push their heads together. This is because the USA has nothing to lose, because. our common business is a pitiful share. And in Germany and in the rest of Europe it is a significant share and interweaving of our ties and interests. How quickly we need to work in order to arrange such a dirty trick for everyone from all over the world! Extra-class specialists work.
    1. bmv04636
      bmv04636 3 June 2016 11: 42
      +1
      the economy has a powerful budget with a surplus, and they go to exercises instead of machine guns with cuttings and generally say there is no money for arming the paradox
    2. Tsoy
      Tsoy 3 June 2016 13: 18
      +1
      many in the EU do not like the hegemony of Germany. There, he is still a cocktail of contradictions, which is clearly indicated by the crisis with immigrants. When it was possible to strengthen the external borders, everyone rushed to the thorn to separate from the neighbors. And so they came to nothing in the end.
  4. SANAY
    SANAY 3 June 2016 06: 47
    +1
    Interesting analytics. They have longed for the lifting of sanctions, but Merkel is oppressing her US-dependent line and that’s it. And the Negro got a taste. But soon a new president will be overseas and Merkel will not be eternal, as already noted. Let's hope they open their eyes.
  5. Rokossovsky
    Rokossovsky 3 June 2016 07: 01
    +6
    The other day, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier also suggested considering the lifting of sanctions against Russia: nobody in Europe is interested in destroying the Russian economy

    Destroy the Russian economy? If someone destroys it, then it is certainly not the West with its sanctions! We have enough of our own "craftsmen" in the government! fool
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 3 June 2016 07: 04
    +8
    And the Danes are coming to us the other day! Identity with sanctions "at the ready". It is clear that something to buy. And not enough at all. I don’t understand this chase for foreign investment at all. After all, an investor does not come to build a plant for you. He wants to get profit. And then this profit will be "withdrawn", to itself, to the hole, exchanging rubles for currency. This, basically, is the notorious "export of capital"! Well, also, of course, profit from speculation on our stock exchange, which is completely incomprehensible to me. Well, if you want to play on the stock exchange, play. But why should foreign speculators be allowed on our stock exchange? With their unlimited loans at zero interest? They can then be credited in their own banks! Imagine a roulette player who is RICHER (with credits) from the casino! Who won? Here's the same thing. All these exchanges are the legacy of the 90s, and laws on them were adopted at the appropriate times. Now the exchange DETERMINES the exchange rate! An exchange, Karl, with foreign speculative capital playing AGAINST us!
  7. tehnokrat
    tehnokrat 3 June 2016 07: 20
    0
    “... the CDU and the SPD called on the federal government to take the path of lifting EU sanctions ...
    ... Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier proposed thinking about lifting the sanctions on Russia ...
    ... according to the Prime Minister of Saxony, Stanislav Tillich, the goal should be set ...
    ... Minister of Economics of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia Garrellt Duin ... "

    What is this done, Frau Merkel? The whole company is not keeping up, huh ?! Neither party, nor just German discipline, lousy! It’s a disaster, and Obama is ashamed ...
    German industry needs cooperation with Russia, but it turns out you don’t? Ah, sorry immodest question:
    Whose taxes do you live on and for whom do you work?
  8. 31rus2
    31rus2 3 June 2016 07: 58
    +4
    Dear, we need markets, we need profits, that's all so far there is no alternative to development, and the Russian market is quickly leaving, there are many factors and we are developing ourselves and "non-sanctioned countries are participating", but there are more questions than answers, a good thing, of course, when a partner wants invest money, place production with us, but again, you need to be very careful about any such desire, for example, I really need laws that do not allow the location of production, if there are analogues, if there is no complete technological chain, if the share of shares of our party is less than 51 %, if certain technologies are harmful or the products do not meet world standards, there is much more, then the rules will be clear to foreigners and we will be in benefit. Personally, I think that it is not sanctions that are terrible, but their cancellation
  9. Kazakh
    Kazakh 3 June 2016 09: 10
    +3
    At first I was offered to rejoice that the sanctions were imposed (now we’ll do it and we’ll heal it) now I’m offered to rejoice that the sanctions are canceled (they are circumvented) now we will be brought the money (investment) now we will definitely heal. But are there not many holidays? And what is the most important and significant introduction or derivation? We’ll introduce something familiar in these movements, we will introduce it, we will derive it, will it end in general ecstasy?
    1. atalef
      atalef 3 June 2016 09: 13
      +1
      Quote: Kazakh
      At first I was offered to rejoice that the sanctions were imposed (now we’ll do it and we’ll heal it) now I’m offered to rejoice that the sanctions are canceled (they are circumvented) now we will be brought the money (investment) now we’ll definitely heal

      don’t tear the template, in the morning, the people have a Friday mood
      Quote: Kazakh
      And what is the most important and significant introduction or derivation?

      The process itself is enjoyable. wink
      the population rejoices and experiences an orgasm
      1. Sobol
        Sobol 3 June 2016 12: 45
        +2
        Quote: atalef

        The process itself is enjoyable. wink
        the population rejoices and experiences an orgasm

        Judging by the emoticons, is the population of Israel happy? Personally, I and everyone I know do not care.
    2. Sobol
      Sobol 3 June 2016 12: 41
      0
      Quote: Kazakh
      At first I was offered to rejoice that the sanctions were imposed (now we’ll do it and we’ll heal it) now I’m offered to rejoice that the sanctions are canceled (they are circumvented) now we will be brought the money (investment) now we will definitely heal. But are there not many holidays? And what is the most important and significant introduction or derivation? We’ll introduce something familiar in these movements, we will introduce it, we will derive it, will it end in general ecstasy?

      Who offered / offers?
    3. Korsar4
      Korsar4 4 June 2016 02: 16
      0
      Good replica. Try to rejoice regardless of input - output.
  10. Alexandr2637
    Alexandr2637 3 June 2016 09: 41
    +1
    The other day, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier also suggested considering the lifting of sanctions against Russia: nobody in Europe is interested in destroying the Russian economy

    According to an anonymous source, Lenta.ru, it’s actually “about finding and finding opportunities for German business to make investments in the Russian economy bypassing sanctions”

    Well geyropa. Fucking without Russia, then?
    1. Denis Skiff
      Denis Skiff 3 June 2016 14: 05
      +2
      Quote: Alexandr2637
      The plant in the Kaluga region is good, the question is different. Forest from where to carry? We have no normal forests here, everything is beaten by pests, there are no forest sanitary and restoration procedures. The whole forest goes from the north. You go into the forest in the summer and there is a rumble - the bark beetle nibbles like spruce and pine masts.

      timber, coal, oil. everything! us a pipe. In general, the forest, yes, must be saved.
  11. Buffet
    Buffet 3 June 2016 10: 57
    +1
    The plant in the Kaluga region is good, the question is different. Forest from where to carry? We have no normal forests here, everything is beaten by pests, there are no forest sanitary and restoration procedures. The whole forest goes from the north. You go into the forest in the summer and there is a rumble - the bark beetle nibbles like spruce and pine masts.
    1. svd-xnumx
      svd-xnumx 3 June 2016 22: 04
      0
      The plant in the Kaluga region is good, the question is different. Forest from where to carry?
      They built a particle board plant in the Lyudinovsky district, according to rumors of the Turks. Now people who go to Moscow say that the construction has "become". Now I think the Germans have "promoted" this plant.
    2. Korsar4
      Korsar4 4 June 2016 07: 51
      0
      The slab mill will also take low-grade wood.

      I think for the Kostroma region similar enterprises are good.

      And what about the hum from the printer - did you hear that?
  12. Tsoy
    Tsoy 3 June 2016 12: 13
    -1
    I wonder when the sanctions will be removed, but the economy will also remain in the ass that talking heads on TV will speak? bully
  13. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 3 June 2016 14: 04
    +1
    Why do sanctions against us hinder them? Maybe it’s not necessary to lift sanctions from us?