BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The European Union is taking a firm stance against funding reconstruction efforts in Syria until a political settlement and transition is established, Maja Kocijancic, the European Commission’s spokeswoman for foreign affairs and security policy, said.

“We are willing to look into the issue of reconstruction at the point when the transition in Syria is firmly underway. As you know, this is not yet the case. The conflict is still ongoing,” Kocijancic stated.

Kocijancic’s comments come just a day after U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will eventually be removed from his post in Syria.

While both the U.S. and E.U. refuse to fund reconstruction efforts in Syria at this time, Damascus has already looked elsewhere to fulfill help rebuild the country.

According to a report from the Syrian government last week, several Chinese, Iranian, and Russian companies have already expressed interest in reconstructing Syria.

Damascus is able to rebuild much of the country through foreign investment; however, major cities like Raqqa remain out of their control and still in ruins due to U.S. campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization.

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You can call me AL
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F off EU. Syria will not accept your help anyway. Russia, China and other allies have it all in hand, so p**s off.

Daeshbags-Sux
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I hope EU goes on like this : I don’t want my taxes to be spent out of EU!

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Stern Daler

This was an Anglo against Russia/Iran oil war. Let the US and UK governments pay for their war together with the other parties in this war. There is no reason that the EU should spent money on Syria.

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Floriangeyer

Why would Syrians want the Western nations that are complicit with the destruction of much of Syria to profit from the reconstruction of what the US Coalition of Terror destroyed ?

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Why would our taxes always be used for humanitarian projects in the 3rd world?
For once I aree with you : we have millions of poor people in the EU who would get better benefits from spending this money for their relief!

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If that’s the case then the EU shouldn’t have participated in bombing Syria. They could have saved money there!

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@Willi, He. The EU did not participate in bombing Syria.
You Anglos did and Your ex Entente partners in crime – the French.

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Syrians would want it since neither China nor Russia can. There is one other solution : divorcing with Iran, economical teaming with Israel for the exploitation of Levantine gas basin. I see no other way for Assad to keep his monarchy going.

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Stern Daler

The US want the EU to pay for the reconstruction. Complying is not to the benefit of the EU but of the Anglo US empire.

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Stern Daler

How are the Western nations of the compliclt?

p.s. This was an Anglo/Gulf Arab against Russia/Iran oil war. Let the US and UK governments pay for their war together with the other parties in this war. There is no reason that the EU should spent money on Syria.

The war was about who can supply fossil fuel to EU via pipeline. The EU was merely the intended customer.

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gzman501 .

Never let the war criminals into Syria. They will try to destabilize Syria with their infiltrators. Assad has already said he didn’t want those who helped perpetrate the war on Syria to have any part in reconstruction. He needs to keep to that position. All they will do is steal from Syria anyway, do shoddy work and charge prices as if they were the Pentagon. Get loans and put all your citizens to work…no better way to get people to return…promise work.

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Chauhan Chauhan

syria doent need Euro or dollar to construct Syria. EU/US can keep their penny to themselves or give to their slave in gulf or their Zionist child.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Since China has already 300 millions of workers unemployed, she has drasticly cut on foreign help in the last years : the ‘One Belt-One Road’ invests have been reduced to $14.6Bln while $126Bln have been spent in replacing Chinese shanty-towns by real housings.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Russian economy is not doing great nowadays, Iranian one is in total demise and it will accelerate with the oil sanctions starting in 4 days… Syria needs about half a trllion $ for reconstruction.

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Only IMF can purvey the $500Bln necessary and who funds IMF? Mainly US+EU…

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Stern Daler

The EU was not in this war – EU has Euro and Cent not UK pennies.

The Gulfies are the partners in crime of the US & UK so are the Zionists.

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The europeans are barbarians and want a government of barbarians in Syria.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Give a try to Assad’s jails first 😉

felipe
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felipe

That’s all MSM polemics. Tell me something about the actions of your vandalic IDF, Sucking Daeshback.

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Guy Bocian

The EU: Puppets of the Deep State, MI6 and The rot that governs from Belgium…

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Syria has stated over and over again that they don’t need and would not invite EU/US and allies to be part of the reconstruction post war.

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bucek

Once again – EU/US has no say whether president Al-Assad stays in function or not. This can be decided by the Syrians only. Get it finally into your head, nutshells.
On the other hand – Syria was heavily damaged also thanks to EU so without a doubt EU should pay for it no matter what.

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Laura Green

A h**l Syria wants EU help in reconstruction . Neither EU, nor US (= terrorist states) can not be trusted .