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    Hollande, Merkel to Recommend Dec.15 Extension of Anti-Russia Sanctions

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    Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel will recommend other EU leaders to extend anti-Russia sanctions.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will recommend on Thursday other EU leaders to extend anti-Russia sanctions, which will launch the work on formalities to extend the restrictions, an EU official said.

    "I think if the members of the European Council will receive recommendations from chancellor Merkel and president Hollande to extend economic sanctions which were imposed after Russia’s aggression in Ukraine," the official told reporters.

    He added that the recommendation would initiate work on formalities on a lower level.

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      Robert Klimenko
      These two clowns are still at large in the EU circus. They will soon be looking for other jobs, thank God. They are just too stupid to get it. People all over Europe starts to sense there is something rotten in the EU, because it quite obviously spreads a foul smell around the various nations impossible to hide for the common man.
    • Hagbard Celine
      The only predictable part of Merkels political policy is to harm Russia. She is a loose cannon on the deck.
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