Earlier, a source in the German chancellor’s office said that Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande would recommend the automatic extension of sanctions.
The current economic sanctions against Moscow expire at the end of January 2017.
The lawmaker said that many in Belgium, including ordinary people and businessmen, consider the sanctions unfair and want them to be lifted.
"They are unfair because of two reasons: firstly, because Belgian entrepreneurs are the main victims of this embargo: they cannot export anything anymore and they suffered economic losses that affected their income in 2015. […] Second thing is that we are the main victims, but for us it’s also a big mistake because Russia is our ally in fighting against Daesh. Russia and president [Vladimir] Putin are our allies, our friends in the fight against Islamism," Carcaci told a Sputnik correspondent.
He also commented on what may change in Belgium and in the EU after the new United States presidential administration comes to power in January.
Carcaci noted that the People’s Party was the only political party in Belgium that has supported Donald Trump as a presidential candidate and expected his victory.
He also pointed out that the current EU leadership is "detached" from reality and cannot listen to the voice of the people.
"Trump was elected as the US leader because he listened to the middle class – to people whose concerns are being ignored by traditional political parties nowadays," Carcaci underscored.
According to him, the US foreign policy under the new president will be more oriented on building partnership ties with Russia and President Vladimir Putin.
At the same time, the lawmaker expressed concern that Europe will continue to lose its position in the global geopolitical arena.
Finally, the lawmaker expressed hope that all the upcoming changes to the global political environment will result in broader cooperation and partnership between Russia and the West.
"I hope that Russia, which is a great country, a brotherly country, which has the same culture, same traditions, will be a real economic and political partner for us as well," Carcaci said.
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