Russia and the EU

Why does EU impose sanctions only against Russia?

Why does EU impose sanctions only against Russia?

Ukraine has been constantly avoiding direct dialogue with the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, but the European Union impose sanctions over the implementation of the Minsk agreements only against Russia, the …

Moscow holding talks between Lavrov and Mogherini

Moscow holding talks between Lavrov and Mogherini

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding talks with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in Moscow. The agenda of their talks will include a …

Russian Foreign Ministry expects substantive dialogue between Lavrov and Mogherini

Russian Foreign Ministry expects substantive dialogue between Lavrov and Mogherini

Moscow expects a substantive discussion between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini on ways of restoring …

Mogherini to arrive in Moscow on April 24

Mogherini to arrive in Moscow on April 24

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini will pay a working visit to Russia on April 24 to hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. …

EU invites Lavrov to Brussels meeting on Syria

EU invites Lavrov to Brussels meeting on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was invited to the international donor conference on Syria. The invitation was sent by the European Union. "We invited Lavrov to the conference on Syria," TASS quoted a …

Europe to say #039yes#039 to Nord Stream 2

Europe to say 'yes' to Nord Stream 2

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will likely approve the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project: the decision could be announced after Germany’s general elections in September. "EU officials …

Zakharova: EU’s decision to prolong anti-Russian sanctions regrettable

Zakharova: EU’s decision to prolong anti-Russian sanctions regrettable

The Minsk Accords have failed to be implemented to this day through Kiev’s fault, so the EU Council’s decision to prolong sanctions against Russia is regrettable, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria …

EU Turmoil Makes Russia the Sanctioned Bond Market Traders Love

EU Turmoil Makes Russia the Sanctioned Bond Market Traders Love

The political turbulence roiling the European Union is making Russia look like a safe bet to bondholders

EU to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months - source

EU to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months - source

The European Union will extend sanctions against Russia for another half a year starting March 15, a source in European diplomatic circles said. “The Council of Permanent Representatives of the EU member states will extend a …

Russian emigrants returning home in significant numbers

Russian emigrants returning home in significant numbers

In the past year, almost 150 thousand Russians returned home from abroad, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported, which later was confirmed by the Russian Foreign Ministry. This is not only about those living in the CIS, but …

Sergei Lavrov: Russia cooperates with anyone who is ready

Sergei Lavrov: Russia cooperates with anyone who is ready

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today addressed the annual meeting of students and teaching staff of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy. The correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reported that …

Mogherini expresses doubt about Trump#039s commitment to sanctions policy

Mogherini expresses doubt about Trump's commitment to sanctions policy

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, signaled doubt about Donald Trump's commitment to U.S. policy towards Russia. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have expressed …

Merkel: Sanctions against Russia cannot yet be lifted

Merkel: Sanctions against Russia cannot yet be lifted

Following talks with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, German leader Angela Merkel said sanctions against Moscow over the ongoing conflict Ukraine cannot yet be lifted. "The situation …

Russia to ban poultry from EU countries suffering from avian influenza

Russia to ban poultry from EU countries suffering from avian influenza

Rosselkhoznadzor will within two weeks announce a ban on import to Russia of poultry products and hatching eggs from the EU countries, where avian influenza cases have been registered, the authority's representative Yulia Melano …

 Transatlantic free trade zone affects Russia#039s interests

Transatlantic free trade zone affects Russia's interests

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Pavel Zavalny: Turkish Stream is economically beneficial project

Pavel Zavalny: "Turkish Stream is economically beneficial project"

Head of the Energy Committee of the State Duma on Russian-Turkish gas pipeline

Russian gas flows to Europe, Turkey break new records

Russian gas flows to Europe, Turkey break new records

Cold weather across Europe triggers increased demand for Gazprom gas

Hungary: ‘We Must Stop Encouraging Immigration’, Trump Will Be Good for Europe and the World

Hungary: ‘We Must Stop Encouraging Immigration’, Trump Will Be Good for Europe and the World

In conflict situations between the West and the East, central Europe always loses, Peter Szijjarto thinks

EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017

EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to extend the bloc's main economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine for six months until mid-2017, diplomats said, Reuters reported. The decision was expected and the formal process to …

Kremlin says Russia not interested in ‘friendship’ with EU against US

Kremlin says Russia not interested in ‘friendship’ with EU against US

Moscow is not interested in cooperating with the European Union to the detriment of third countries, including the United States, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, TASS reports. "We could hardly …

Kosachev says current EU is caravan moving with speed of  slowest camel

Kosachev says current EU is caravan moving with speed of slowest camel

By speaking in favor of extending anti-Russian sanctions at the EU summit, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel demonstrated the loss of leading positions in the European Union, …

Mogherini: Russia and EU can be on same side against US

Mogherini: Russia and EU can be on same side against US

Moscow and Brussels can be on the same side against Washington in certain cases, European Union foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini …

EU sanctions on Russia to be extended for six months

EU sanctions on Russia to be extended for six months

The European Union will prolong sanctions against Russia for six more months by the end of 2016, a high-ranking EU official said ahead of the bloc’s summit. "Not one of EU countries has voiced concern over a possible …

The effectiveness and future of Western sanctions on Russia

The effectiveness and future of Western sanctions on Russia

Will the US and EU renew these sanctions before they expire early next year?

Mogherini: no EU member state asked for anti-Russian sanctions over Syria

Mogherini: no EU member state asked for anti-Russian sanctions over Syria

No member state of the European Union asked for sanctions against Russia over the situation in Syria at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said, Sputnik reports. …

EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia

EU to extend economic sanctions on Russia

The European Union will extend by six months its main economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after the bloc's leaders meet in Brussels on Dec. 15, diplomatic sources and officials said, Reuters reported. The …

Turkey yet to implement 7 conditions to achieve EU visa-free regime

Turkey yet to implement 7 conditions to achieve EU visa-free regime

Turkey still have to implement seven conditions needed to reach the liberalization of visa regime between Ankara and the European Union, the European Commission said in a press release. "As regards the implementation of the Visa …

Do Russians forgive the West?

Do Russians forgive the West?

The number of Russians, interested in improving relations with the West has increased dramatically, according to the latest survey of Levada Center. 71% of respondents were in favor of the expansion of political, cultural …

Juncker: Russia is not a regional power

Juncker: Russia is not a regional power

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker does not consider it possible to lift sanctions against Russia in the nearest future, though he thinks "without Russia, there is no security architecture in …

European leaders call for urgent arms talks with Russia

European leaders call for urgent arms talks with Russia

Fourteen countries, including Germany and France, concerned about ‘unstable’ Europe and want new dialogue