Russia and the EU

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 …

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 Russia lays out conditions for 'Turkish Stream 2'

Russia is ready to work to extend the Turkish Stream gas pipeline to other European countries only after obtaining substantial legal guarantees from Brussels, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, speaking at a …

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Will Austria lift anti-Russian sanctions?

Austria may start working to mitigate or abolish European sanctions against Russia. Heinz-Christian Strache, chairman of the far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPO), who is involved in the formation of the new government, …

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Mogherini opens center to counter hybrid threats

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the EU's Stratcom East team that deals with Russian disinformation uncovered over 3,000 disinformation cases since its founding two years ago. She said the EU …

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Anti-Russian sanctions harm Europe, Aksenov says

A decision of the Council of the European Union to extend the anti-Russian sanctions for another six months harms Europe itself, the head of Crimea, Sergey Aksenov, who got to the first EU sanctions list, said. ”The European Union …

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Moscow regards new EU sanctions as far-fetched

Russia considers new EU sanctions absolutely farfetched and reserves the right to retaliatory measures, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated on Friday, TASS reports. "Brussels’ decision to add some Russian officials and …

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EU extends sanctions against Russia over Siemens

The European Union extended the sanction list against Russia related to Siemens turbines supply to Crimea by adding three individuals and three companies, press service of the EU Council said on Friday. "The EU has added 3 Russian …

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 Chizhov: EU manages to soften US sanctions law

Brussels managed to influence the softening of some wordings of the US law on sanctions, including against Russia, in the process of its approval, Russia's Permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said. …

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Economic Development Ministry: sanctions help Russia

Western sanctions helped Russia pay attention to internal economic issues, with the country’s economy entering an active growth phase due to trade and economic policies, Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin …

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