OREANDA-NEWS  The EU permanent representatives did not come to a consensus on sanctions against Belarus, which provide for a ban on the supply of luxury goods, Politico reported on Thursday, citing sources.

"The parties are still arguing over the proposal to introduce measures against Belarus similar to those taken against Russia," the message says.

According to sources, the issue of additional sanctions against Belarus will be discussed at the level of permanent representatives by the end of the day. Such restrictions are opposed by Germany and France, who fear that they will affect sales of French and German luxury goods.

Earlier, the EU permanent representatives agreed on the 14th package of anti-Russian sanctions. The Belgian presidency of the EU reported that the package provides for both new measures and strengthens the effect of previously imposed sanctions, closing possible loopholes.

The day before, the EUobserver portal wrote that 20 individuals and 22 legal entities would be included in the new sanctions package. The draft document also includes restrictions on oil tankers and liquefied natural gas supplies, helium exports, and access to some dual-use technologies.