Russia and the EU

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

EU#039s Tusk sees Russia sanctions renewal before mid-December

EU's Tusk sees Russia sanctions renewal before mid-December

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that he expected the European Union to agree on a renewal of economic sanctions against Russia before summit of the bloc's leaders he would chair in mid-December, …

Maria Zakharova: European Parliament#039s resolution is crime

Maria Zakharova: European Parliament's resolution is crime

The resolution adopted by the European parliament on countering Russian media is an "information crime," the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. "This is a crime since they distract …

 Europe declares war against Russian media

Europe declares war against Russian media

The EU Parliament adopted a draft resolution proposed by EU lawmaker from Poland Anna Elzbieta Fotyga on the EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against the bloc by third parties, which says that Russia is …

Novak to meet Maros Sefcovic on November 25

Novak to meet Maros Sefcovic on November 25

The European Commission (EC) vice-president for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic and Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak are to meet on Friday November 25, EC spokeswoman confirmed, Natural Gas …

EU Parliament to discuss counter propaganda to expose hybrid threats

EU Parliament to discuss counter propaganda to expose hybrid threats

The EU Parliament will consider a draft resolution on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against the bloc by third parties, which says that Russia is allegedly engaged in propaganda against the European Union. Authors …

EU regrets Russian withdrawal from ICC

EU regrets Russian withdrawal from ICC

The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said she regretted Russia's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), adding the EU would continue to support the institution. …

 Mogherini says EU will not change policy towards Russia

Mogherini says EU will not change policy towards Russia

The EU won’t change its policy towards Russia, even if the US does it, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said after an emergency meeting of Foreign Ministers, which was held to discuss the results of the US …

EU set to extend Russia sanctions, but may be harder when Trump president - media

EU set to extend Russia sanctions, but may be harder when Trump president - media

The European Union is likely to extend economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine in December but could find it much harder to renew them in the future if Donald Trump succeeds in warming up relations with Russia, Reuters …

Novak and Sefcovic to meet in November

Novak and Sefcovic to meet in November

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak expects that his meeting with Vice-President of the European Commission on Energy Maros Sefcovic will be held in November, Novak said. "Right now there is no …

Maros Sefcovic: Gazprom will be able fully supply Europe with Russian gas through OPAL

Maros Sefcovic: Gazprom will be able fully supply Europe with Russian gas through OPAL

Expanded access to OPAL gas pipeline will allow Russian Gazprom to supply gas to Europe via the existing gas transportation system, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said today, Bloomberg reports. …

Russian Foreign Ministry: EU does not want to use pragmatic approach towards Russia

Russian Foreign Ministry: EU does not want to use pragmatic approach towards Russia

The EU, as before, demonstrates the unwillingness to change its approach towards Russia to a more pragmatic one, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the meeting with members of the Association of European …

Schulz: implementation of sanctions policy against Russia is test for EU

Schulz: implementation of sanctions policy against Russia is test for EU

Implementation of the sanctions policy is a matter for all EU institutions and a test of their credibility, the European Parliament President Martin Schulz told EU leaders on 20 October at the start of a two-day EU …

Does EU change its opinion about sanctions against Russia over Syria?

Does EU change its opinion about sanctions against Russia over Syria?

None of the European Union’s member states has proposed introducing sanctions against Russia because of the Syrian crisis, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica …

Gennady Schmal: Russian exports will depend on oil and gas for a long time

Gennady Schmal: Russian exports will depend on oil and gas for a long time

Russia is obliged to actively promote its interests in the international energy market, because it cannot afford to lose its positions, the president of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia, Gennady …

 People-smuggling gang detained in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia

People-smuggling gang detained in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia

Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian border guards have smashed an international gang smuggling people from Vietnam to Europe. Fourteen people have been detained in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, Polish border guards said on Tuesday. …

How to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

How to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

European Union leaders will explore next month the possibility of doing this