Russia and the EU

EU congratulates Putin on re-election

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election. In a letter to the Russian president Juncker said he had …

EU offers solidarity to UK over Skripal case

The European Union expresses its unqualified solidarity with the United Kingdom in the Skripal case, EU foreign ministers said in a statement. "The European Union expresses its unqualified solidarity with the UK and its …

EU postpones extension of anti-Russian sanctions

The European Union postponed a formal decision to extend sanctions against citizens and legal entities of Russia and Ukraine, a source in the EU said. "Not today, because of the national procedure. There is no new date …

 Who sees Russia as part of Europe in EU?

The French Institute of Public Opinion (Ifop), one of the oldest companies that do public surveys, has conducted an opinion poll at Sputnik's behest, to evaluate how many citizens of the EU believe Russia belongs to Europe. Ifop …

 Europe agrees to buy Russian gas bypassing Ukraine

European purchasers of Russian gas have expressed a desire to receive it through new corridors and not through Ukraine after the expiry of the long-term transit contract signed between Gazprom and Ukraine's Naftogaz in 2019, …

EU leaders extend economic sanctions against Russia

EU leaders have given a go-ahead for further extension of economic sanctions against Russia for another six months after the Christmas, a European diplomatic source said after a Brussels summit on Thursday. "The leaders heard a …