Media and the country’s political elites have clamoured for it, now it’s there: The anti-Russian sanctions that will hurt Germany’s economy.
Brigitte Zypries, Minister for Economics and member of left-wing party SPD, complains that hurting German companies to punish Russia would break international law. If Oscar Wilde were still alive he would help her out on that and probably say, ‘International Law is the attitude I have towards people who I don’t like.’
Mrs Zypries said: “Of course we don’t want a trade war. But it is important the European Commission now looks into countermeasures.”