the Head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell expressed deep concern over the use of sanctions or threat of sanctions by the United States against European companies.
"We have witnessed the development of this trend in the cases of Iran, Cuba, the International criminal court and most recently - projects Nordstream 2 and Turkstream", - reads the statement of the EU high representative for foreign Affairs issued on Friday in Brussels.
"the European Union, in principle, opposes the use of sanctions by third countries against the European companies engaged in legitimate business. In addition, he believes that the extraterritorial application of sanctions contrary to international law. European policy should be determined here in Europe, not third countries", - said Borrell.
According to him, when the parties share common goals of foreign policy and security policy of great importance is the coordination of targeted sanctions with partners.
"where There are political differences, the European Union is always open for dialogue. But this cannot happen under the threat of sanctions", - said the head of European diplomacy.