On May 11th 2017, Wiese Consult held a reception conducted by His Excellency the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Germany Wladimir Grinin in his representative office located next to the Brandenburg Gate. The aim was to open up a discussion about the sanctions policy currently imposed on Russia by the E.U. and the U.S.. Also invited to give a speech were Stephan Weil, the Chief minister of Lower Saxony, and Dr. Rainer Seele, the CEO of the OMV concern and president of the German-Russian Chamber of Foreign Trade. In the following vital exchange of arguments between several other important German and Russian businessmen that were represented , the audience came to the conclusion that the sanctions policy is actually economically damaging for both parties and ought to be rescinded as soon as possible. To this day, open trade has always been beneficial for peaceful relations between the countries in the world.