Russia and Germany

Berlin launches diplomatic attack on Moscow

German Foreign Ministry has declared as personae non gratae two staffers of the Russian embassy in Germany in connection with the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin at the end of last summer. The decision is "effective …

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Germany appeals EU court's decision on OPAL

Germany has appealed the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union to limit the use of the OPAL gas pipeline by Gazprom, an official with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs said. At the same time, the official …

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Germany boycotts benefits for Nord Stream 2?

The Bundestag failed to adopt amendments to the EU gas directive, which would soften the law for Russia's Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, according to the DPA agency. Before deciding on the directive, the right-wing party …

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Putin holds telephone conversation with Merkel

According to the Kremlin, today, on the initiative of Berlin, a telephone conversation took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “During the discussion of the settlement in Ukraine, …

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Europe calls for an end to anti-Russian sanctions

Representatives of several German parliamentary parties discussed the gradual lifting of sanctions restrictions from Russia in case of progress in resolving the conflict in Ukraine. The call was voiced at the conference “Five years of …

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Berlin warns Nord Stream 2 critics

Criticism of Nord Stream 2 is unreasonable, the chairman of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble, said. He noted that the position of Berlin regarding the project led to the erosion of East European partners' confidence in Germany, …

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Lavrov urges Germany to prevent JCPOA collapse

Russia and Germany should try to save JCPOA despite U.S. attempts to destroy it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Moscow. Noting …

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Lavrov and Maas to discuss Ukraine and Syria

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas plans to discuss Ukraine, Syria and arms control with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during a visit to Moscow, German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria …

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Maas: Germany regrets INF treaty collapse

The expiry of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty meant Europe was losing part of its security, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. In a statement, he said that Germany regrets that the INF …

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Berlin promises to improve ties with Moscow

Germany would like to improve relations with Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a press conference in Berlin. Merkel said she will continue to work on improving relations with Russia, noting …

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