Russia and the EU

EU approves sanctions regime similar to Magnitsky Act

The EU states approved a sanctions regime similar to the Magnitsky Act to sanction individuals involved in human rights abuses, according to a diplomatic source in the delegation of one of the countries to the EU Council. "A …

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Russia vows to 'respond in kind' to EU sanctions

The European Union implemented sanctions on Thursday against six individuals and one organization over the alledged poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. "The EU with this step has harmed relations with …

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Lavrov, Borrell call for full ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

During their phone talks Wednesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell underscored the need for immediate and complete ceasefire …

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EU refuses to lift anti-Russia sanctions during pandemic

The European Union leadership says there is no issue in keeping sanctions against Russia in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, spokesperson for the European Commission Peter Stano told a video briefing on Monday. According to …

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EU to strengthen anti-Russia sanctions over Crimea

European Union countries have agreed to blacklist several Russian officials for conducting elections in Crimea in September 2019, a diplomatic source in Brussels said. "A consensus has been reached to introduce restrictions on …

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Kozak: Russia and EU to solve Nord Stream 2 problem

Russia will find a solution to the situation that has emerged around the Nord Stream 2 pipeline through close cooperation with Europe, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said. "We are sure that we will …

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Russia is main supplier of gas to EU

Russian pipeline supplies covered 45% of extra-European Union gas imports, according to the European Commission's quarterly report on European gas markets. Russia is followed by Norway (26%). "In the …

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