Russia and EU

Poland opens borders for Russians

According to the Polish Press Agency, the Polish government has updated the list of countries whose citizens are allowed to enter the country. Soon, Russians, as well as citizens of China, Singapore, Serbia, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe …

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Novak to Sefcovic: Europe interested in Nord Stream 2

The issue of Denmark giving a permit to build the Nord Stream 2 pipeline through its territorial waters was discussed only in the framework of bilateral talks between Russia and the European Commission, Russian Energy Minister Alexander …

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Novak and Sefcovic discuss gas transit via Ukraine

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has discussed gas transit through Ukraine, as well as the relationship between Russia and the European Union within the framework of the BRELL project (single energy system of Belarus, …

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 Russia not to return to PACE

Russia has no plans to return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) next year, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said. Questioned about the chances of a Russian …

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EU slaps sanctions on Sevastopol top official

The European Union has slapped a travel ban and asset freeze on the top official in Russia's Sevastopol Dmitry Ovsyannikov. The EU said that Ovsyannikov was added to a list of those accused of "actions …

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EU leads covert war with religions, Ramzan Kadyrov says

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, today criticized the decision of the European Court of Justice on the right of employers to prohibit workers from wearing any clothing that demonstrates their religious affiliation. As the Chechen leader …

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Ruble grows amid growing oil

Oil prices, after falling the day before, began to recover gradually due to a thorough implementation of the agreement on the production cuts. Thus, the March futures for Brent crude oil on London's …

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Ban on salt imports to Russia comes into force

The decree of the Russian government on banning salt (including table and denatured salt) from being imported to Russia from countries that have imposed sanctions against the country has come into force. The decree affects 26 countries …

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Vladimir Zorin: ethnic policy in Russia has improved

In recent years Russia is on the ways to improve the efficiency and quality of national and migration policy, the member of the Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations, Vladimir Zorin, said today in an interview to Vestnik …

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Steinmeier: we cannot ignore new Russia

Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that a way should be found to improve relations with Moscow. "We cannot just continue seeking that Russia stops being an unpredictably …

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EU wants to reconcile with Russia, but it won't

Russia and Germany came to understanding that current problematic situation will continue for a very long time without active work on restoration of relations, but there is a long way before implementation of positive steps, a member of the …

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Negotiations on Turkish Stream worry EU

Declarations by Russia and Turkey last week reviving plans for the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline have worried EU diplomats who see it strengthening Moscow's hand. EU officials fear that Turkish Stream will be expanded to …

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