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    The EU-Russian relations should be restored, as confrontation is not in line with mutual interests, Stefano Maullu, an Italian member of the European Parliament and representative of the European People's Party, said on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – He also noted that neither Italy, nor the whole Mediterranean region is interested in confrontation with Russia.

    "My colleagues and I will prepare one more request to call for mending relations with Russia," Maullu said during a meeting with chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian parliament’s upper house Konstantin Kosachev.

    Maullu specified that he was speaking about his colleagues from the northern Italian region of Lombardy.

    Maullu added that the European Parliament’s resolution aimed at counteracting Russian media contained a mistaken point of view.

    On November 23, the European Parliament approved a draft resolution equating counteracting Sputnik news agency and RT TV channel with resistance to Daesh propaganda. The resolution proposed by EU lawmaker from Poland Anna Elzbieta Fotyga on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against the bloc by third parties, which says that Russia is allegedly engaged in propaganda against the European Union.

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