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    The council of Italy's Veneto region adopted a resolution on Wednesday calling for the country's government to condemn EU's Crimea policy and work toward lifting sanctions against Russia.

    ROME (Sputnik) — Twenty-seven out of 51 members of the regional council voted in favor of the resolution, while nine voted against.  

    The document, which was initiated by 25 out of 51 regional MPs, calls on Italian authorities to condemn the EU's "discriminatory and unfair" policy on the Crimean issue, urging them to recognize the referendum on Crimea's reunification with Russia.

    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 resolutioEarlier 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.

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