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Usakovs and Ameriks too voted against Nord Stream 2 resolution at EU Parliament

BC, Riga, 21.09.2020.Print version
Not only did MEP from Latvia Tatjana Zdanoks (Latvian Union of Russians) vote against the European Parliament resolution demanding that sanctions against the Russian Federation should be strengthened and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline should be halted over the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, but also MEPs Nils Usakovs (Harmomy) and Andris Ameriks (Honor to Serve Riga), informs LETA.

Meanwhile, MEPs Dace Melbarde (National Alliance), Roberts Zile (National Alliance), Sandra Kalniete (New Unity), Inese Vaidere (New Unity) and Ivars Ijabs (For Development) supported the resolution.


As reported, the European Parliament (EP) has demanded that sanctions against the Russian Federation should be strengthened and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline should be halted over the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.


During the voting earlier this week, 532 MEPs voted for the resolution, 84 voted against it. Another 72 abstained. 


The document "calls on the Foreign Affairs Council to take an active stance on this matter at its meeting on September 21; demands that the EU establishes as soon as possible a list of ambitious restrictive measures vis-à-vis Russia and strengthens its existing sanctions against Russia; urges the deployment of such sanctions mechanisms as would allow for the collection and freezing of the European assets of corrupt individuals in accordance with the findings of Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation."


The resolution is not legislative in nature and is not legally binding on EU institutions and the governments of the EU member states.






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