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EU decides to maintain strict restrictions in Europe

The epidemiological situation in the European Union remains serious, and the community has decided to maintain tough restrictive measures, according to statement following the first day of the EU summit. "We are determined to …

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EU extends anti-Belarus sanctions for a year

The European Union on Thursday prolonged sanctions targeting dozens of Belarus officials, including President Alexander Lukashenko, for a year over allegations of fraud in the country’s presidential election last summer and the crackdown on …

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EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials

European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to impose sanctions on top Russian officials following the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a decision that was hastened by a tense trip to Moscow by the chief EU diplomat …

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European ministers agree to expand anti-Russian sanctions

During the summit in Brussels, the foreign ministers of the EU countries agreed on the expansion of personal restrictions against the citizens of the Russian Federation due to the situation with Alexei Navalny, Reuters reports citing diplomatic …

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Kremlin hopes more U.S. sanctions won’t be coming

Moscow hopes that common sense will gain the upper hand in Washington and that US officials won’t choose to go down the path of turning up the sanctions pressure, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. The Russian …

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West changes its mind on global sanctions against Russia?

The U.S. is likely to hold off sanctioning any German entities for now over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia, according to four people familiar with the matter, as the Biden administration seeks to halt the project without antagonizing …

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China overtakes U.S. as Europe’s main trading partner

China dethroned the U.S. last year to become Europe’s top trading partner for the first time, data from the European statistics office has shown, CNBC informs. European Union exports to China grew by 2.2% last year and imports rose by 5.6%. In comparison, exports to the U.S. dropped by 8.2% and imports fell by 13.2%. The latest figures, released Monday by Eurostat, showed that China now has an even bigger role in how European economies perform

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7 countries open to travelers vaccinated against Covid-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the travel industry, countless destinations around the world are rolling out vaccines to their most vulnerable citizens. According to CNN, the UK has already vaccinated over 15 million people, while the US  is currently administering 1.6 million shots a day. Meanwhile, Denmark has announced plans to launch a coronavirus digital passport by the end of February that will act as documentation the holder has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19

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Why Russia-EU relations remain stable against all odds

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Moscow is ready for any development with the European Union. On February 5, during a joint press conference following talks with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, Lavrov said that Moscow is accustomed to situations when Brussels is resorting to unilateral restrictions with no legitimate basis. “We are building our life proceeding from the fact that the EU is an unreliable partner, at least at this stage,”  the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said

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Russia applies to register Sputnik V in the EU

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) applied for registration of the Sputnik V vaccine in the European Union on January 29, 2021, and scientific consultations with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) were held on January 19, the fund’s …

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