Russia: EU says U.S. move could harm bloc's energy security

Double damage’ Russian senator warns Trump over new sanctions

At the same time, United States and European authorities no longer bother to hide deep trade conflicts between them.

Trump's presidency has been dogged by questions his campaign's ties with Russian Federation and his pre-election promises to improve relations with Moscow.

The Commission's statement came while leaders of both parties of the United States Congress agreed on a law allowing fresh sanctions to punish Russian Federation for alleged election meddling. All the European Commission officials could say is "this is going to damage us".

"The talk is still ongoing about some serious measures as, for instance, announcing that this U.S. law is invalid within the European Union. Sanctions against Russian Federation should not become a tool of industrial policy [pursued] in the U.S. interests", German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer told a news conference on Wednesday, as cited by Sputnik. It is expected Tuesday that most of the US Congress House will support this document. "Besides, nobody can expect that President [Donald] Trump will opt for not signing it into law".

What does the bill do?

Lawmakers passed the legislation, 419-3, clearing the far-reaching measure for action by the Senate.

Otherwise, "the European Union is always ready to respond adequately and immediately, should the case is needed, and let's hope that the case is not needed here", he said.

Brussels has fired back at the new USA sanctions against Russian Federation, saying an "America first" approach does not mean European Union interests can come last.

"Even if Estonia does not see economic or any other benefit for itself in this project, we, as the EU Council president, stand ready to play a constructive role to enable the European Commission to do its work as efficiently as possible", Hilpus said in an interview with Interfax on Tuesday. It is unclear what sort of action he is proposing. It would be "unacceptable for the United States to use possible sanctions as an instrument to serve the interests of U.S. industry policies", Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schäfer said Wednesday.

The bill, which must still be passed by the Senate, also includes sanctions against Iran, including against the Guardians of the revolution accused of supporting terrorism, and against North Korea for its missile launches. Should the United States president sign it into law, it would be possible to remove the sanctions only by adopting another piece of legislation.

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Congress needs to closely review any action Trump takes with regard to Russian Federation, a hostile nation to which Trump is strangely very friendly.

The bill has widespread support from both major parties in both Houses - making a veto a potentially unpopular political move.

The most powerful nations agreed today (8 July) on keeping markets open, but German chancellor Angela Merkel urged the leaders to progress on steel overproduction to avoid a trade war.

On Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that "we heard of some corrections to the administration's stance on sanctions and will wait patiently until it is clearly articulated".

"The news is very sad, in terms of US-Russia relations, and the perspective for their development".

"Our attitude will be formed after careful analysis, and the president will make his decision".

"There is a sense of loss of a partnership", Berzina said of attitudes in Europe.

"The Trump administration has objected to a provision in the sanctions bill that the president obtain congressional approval before easing any sanctions on Moscow".

The draft measures are created to give US President Donald Trump discretion to impose sanctions on any company (including European) that contributes to the development or operation of energy export pipelines in the Russian Federation or to Europe, or engages in oil ventures with Russian companies.

The Kremlin continues to insist it did not interfere in the United States elections.

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