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PACE votes for Russia's return

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has voted today to welcome Russia back into PACE. The Russian delegation led by State Duma's Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy has arrived in Strasbourg to take part in …

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Merkel warns over possible crisis in EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that EU leaders could provoke a crisis if they did not take into account the views of the European Parliament when choosing the next head of the EU executive. "We suggest …

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EU extends economic sanctions against Russia

The European Union's leaders have decided to extend the anti-Russian economic sanctions expiring on July 31 for six more months, an EU spokesman said. According to the spokesman, the decision was taken unanimously over poor …

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Is EU heading for Russia?

The European Union is working to change the policy towards Russia, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said, speaking in Thuringia. According to him, Europe cannot build a full-fledged …

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EU confirms non-recognition policy on Crimea

Foreign ministers of 28 EU member-states have expressed concerns over the security situation in the Black Sea area and confirmed the non-recognition policy on Crimea, the Council of the European Union said in a statement adopted at its meeting in …

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New migration wawe in the EU

EU migrant numbers increase 15 per cent with arrivals from Venezuela and Colombia behind the surge despite a fall in numbers crossing the Mediterranean

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EU extends Crimea sanctions without discussions

European Union ambassadors have agreed to extend the bloc's investment ban on Crimea by another year, according to sources familiar with the matter. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources added that the decision was made …

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Lavrov: some Western states want Iran to violate JCPOA

Some Western partners want Iran to make a mistake and declare steps, which will be in breach of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the 5th …

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OSCE explains radicalisation of migrants in Europe

Europe's failure to develop and efficiently implement long-term policies that aim to integrate migrants into European societies may result in isolationism eventually lead to radicalisation and violence, OSCE High Commissioner on National …

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