Sanctions Talk By Government Just An Excuse – European Union Ambassador

The EU has said that the talk about sanctions by the government officials in Zimbabwe is just an excuse as EU  sanctions are targeted at just two individuals and one company.

Timo Olkkonen, the EU ambassador to Zimbabwe said that to grow the economy, the government also has to get its politics right.

Said Olkkonen on Thursday:

The economic dimension is extremely important, but it’s linked to political dialogue. Politics and the economy go hand in hand. That’s why indeed we are following closely the human rights situation in the country.

From an EU perspective, there is a lot of talk about sanctions that we call restrictive measures, and … I have to over and over again emphasise that I fail to see what kind of an economic influence they have on the economic situation in the country.

They are restrictive and the list of targeted individuals and companies on the list used to be much longer.

These days we have two individuals, that’s the former presidential couple and Zimbabwe Defence Industries (ZDI) as the only company which is targeted, and then we have an arms embargo.

Some quarters have disagreed with Olkkenon citing that some restructions imposed in Zimbabwe are beyond just the two individuals and the one company.

More: Daily News

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6 comments on “Sanctions Talk By Government Just An Excuse – European Union Ambassador

  1. WHY THEY ARE THOSE TWO ILLEGAL SANCTIONS ON ZIMBABWEANS?…EU REMOVE THOSE ILLEGITIMATE MEASURES ON ZIMBABWEANS…ARE KILLING THE ECONOMIC REVIVAL IN ZIMBABWE GOVERNMENT…

  2. If the restriction is on only two parties then why is the country failing. Pretty obvious isn’t it. Corruption etc is destroying us.

  3. Why sanctions on Mugabe? Whether true or not true Zanu PF will use this as an excuse for not reforming elections laws, a tool for campaigns. MDC will be in a better campaign footing when sanctions are removed

  4. Firstly deal with Mnangagwa’s illegitimacy or correct Mnangagwa’s position then things will happen in Zimbabwe. If not so then le

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