Russia and the EU

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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 …

EU anti-Russia sanctions end on January 31?

The decision of the Council of the European Union to extend anti-Russia economic sanctions takes effect today, according to documents published in the Official Journal of the European Union. "The decision will remain in place …

EU prolongs sectoral sanctions against Russia

The Council of the European Union prolonged today the sectoral economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2020. "On 27 June 2019, the Council prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy …

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 …

EU officially extends 'Crimean' sanctions on Russia

The European Union officially extended economic sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol by one year, according to the European Council's statement released today. The European Union’s Committee of Permanent …

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 …

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 …