MOSCOW, May 18 (Sputnik) — Valdegamberi added that the regional parliament’s parties and groups belonging to the center-right — Lega Nord, Forza Italia, Fratelli d’Italia, Zaia Presisente, Siamo Veneto – all supported the initiative.
“I expect this resolution will be a success. It should be approved by the majority of members of regional parliament,” Valdegamberi, who is one of the authors of the motion, said.
"We try to break the silence about a situation that damages very important sector of our economy. I think that these sanctions don't help to solve any problem and they are going to be harmful to Europe economy, in first, to Veneto economy,” he admitted.
Earlier this month, Valdegamberi told Sputnik Italian that just in one year the Veneto region lost more than 600 million euro ($679.8 million) due to the decline in exports to Russia and was facing a collapse of the prices for dairy products and fruits as a result of the embargo, which Moscow announced in retaliation to the EU sanctions.
Last month, France's lower house of parliament supported a similar resolution calling to lift the sanctions imposed on Russia by a majority of votes. The vote was not legally binding.
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