Russia and the EU

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Will Nord Stream-2 split EU?

Estonia's Foreign Minister Sven Mikser demanded to stop the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 project, explaining it by the fact that the pipeline will increase Europe's energy dependence on Russia. …

"Our sanctions against Russia pointless"

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini called the EU sanctions against Russia pointless. "Slovakia has long stressed that the sanctions has no positive effect," he recalled, speaking at the Parliamentary Assembly of the …

Putin: Russia not seeking to split EU

Russia is not seeking to divide the European Union, it is interested in a united EU, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Austria’s ORF radio and television company in the run-up to his upcoming visit …

Juncker: time to end ‘Russia-bashing’

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker has said it’s time for the EU to reconnect with Russia and stop “bashing” it, in surprising contrast to those in the West who have been piling blame and sanctions on …

Is Russia ready to use euros in trade?

Russia is ready to use euros rather than US dollars in foreign trade if the European Union declares its stance against expansion of the US anti-Russian sanctions, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said, speaking at the St. …

Russia may impose sanctions on US exports

Russia and Japan have warned they could retaliate against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium by imposing sanctions worth almost $1 billion combined, filings published by the World Trade Organization showed. Russia said the U.S. plan …

EU extends rights sanctions on Iran

The European Union extended sanctions on Iran over human rights violations today, the Council of the European Union said. The EU extended the only remaining sanctions it has against Iran, related to human rights violations, by a year …

What are consequences of West's 'childish games'?

Commenting on the expulsion of Russian diplomats over the Skripal case, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow does not want to play childish games with Western countries. “We don’t …