"The measures could impact a potentially large number of European companies doing legitimate business under EU measures with Russian entities in the railways، financial، shipping or mining sectors، among others،" warns the note.
European Union officials fear a German-U.S. row over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, built by Russia's state-owned company Gazprom, could make it hard to reach an EU consensus over the project.
It said the Commission might ask the United States to exclude EU firms from the new regime, to pass an EU law to block USA jurisdiction over European companies, or to impose retaliatory sanctions on U.S. firms, such as limiting their access to credit from EU banks.
It is concerned with the breadth of the proposed sanctions, which Bloomberg says "clumsily" step on Europe's economic interests.
The statement was released after Republicans and Democrats in the US Congress reached a deal which could result in further anti-Russia sanctions.
His refusal to do so would be likely to trigger political backlash in Washington, given the ongoing FBI and congressional investigations into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials.Читайте также: Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif hearings conclude in Supreme Court
On Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that "we heard of some corrections to the administration's stance on sanctions and will wait patiently until it is clearly articulated".
The draft USA sanctions law would target Russian energy, financial, railways, shipping, and metals and mining sectors.
A document note prepared for an EC meeting on Wednesday seen by the daily, states that the European Union "should stand ready to act within days" if the USA measures were "adopted without European Union concerns being taken into account".
A European Commission source told Politico.eu that changes late last week to the U.S. draft bill "look much better for EU interests".
According to an internal note prepared for the EU Commissioners, seen and cited by the Politico media outlet, the EU Commission head is especially concerned over the fact that the energy-related restrictive measures might be used against European companies involved in the development or operation of energy export pipelines in Russian Federation or to Europe.
The German authorities already warned of possible retaliation if the United States moves to sanction German firms involved with building a new Baltic pipeline for Russian gas.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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