Russia and the EU

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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Kremlin: Russia may retaliate for extended EU sanctions

Russia reserves the right to take retaliatory steps against the European Union after the bloc decided to extend its economic sanctions on Russia, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, Reuters reported. "No one has abolished the principle …

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EU extends anti-Russian sanctions by six months

The Council of the European Union officially prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of Russia’s economy by six months until January 31, 2018, according to a statement published on Wednesday. "This decision …

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Europe stands up for Russian gas pipelines to US

Europe is displeased with the US pressure on European companies that partake in development of energy supplies to Europe, Austria’s Chancellor Christian Kern said at the Austrian World Summit. According …

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Aksenov: sanctions against Crimea embarrassment for EU

The extension of the EU sanctions against the Crimea is a manifestation of the totalitarian thinking of Western leaders who do not accept the free choice of the peoples of the republic, the head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov said. …

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Kremlin believes EU sanctions backfire on initiators

The Kremlin still believes that the European Union’s sanctions against Russia are not legitimate and first and foremost backfire on the European countries, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said about the …

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 EU prolongs sanctions against Crimea

  The European Union foreign ministers have prolonged restrictions against Crimea and Sevastopol for one year, the EU’s press-service said. The sanctions were prolonged until June 23, 2018 The …

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Chizhov: EU remains Russia’s key trade partner

The European Union remains Russia’s key trade partner, with trade turnover on the rise despite sanctions, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said. According to the …

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Russia wants 'ironclad guarantees' on Turkish Stream

Russia counts on the European Union's ironclad guarantees on the Turkish Stream pipeline project's second leg, given the disappointing experience of the South Stream project, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei …

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