Russia and the EU

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Guenther Oettinger: Nord Stream 2 can't be stopped

European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said that no US threats can stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Oettinger said that he was never a fan of Nord Stream 2, but the construction of the Nord Stream …

Chizhov: Russia-EU trade steadily growing

The volume of trade between Russia and the European Union (EU) has been steadily growing since the beginning of 2017 despite mutual sanctions introduced almost five years ago, said Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir …

Kremlin: Putin may take part in Davos forum

Russian President Vladimir Putin may attend the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that no final decision had been made yet. "We do welcome a change in the atmosphere …

EU extends economic sanctions against Russia

The European Union extended its economic sanctions against Russia, European Council President Donald Tusk said during summit of the bloc's leaders he was chairing in Brussels. "EU unanimously prolongs economic …

Will Russia leave Council of Europe in June?

Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that Russia would decide on its membership in the Council of Europe in June next year, unless "PACE charter was not fundamentally changed" and "a …

Matviyenko: Russia needs united and stable EU

Russia is interested in the unity and stability of the European Union, which is an important trade and political partner to it, Russia's Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said at a meeting with member of the …

Tusk: EU may extend anti-Russia sanctions

The European Union may extend its existing economic sanctions on Russia next month over Moscow’s actions against Ukraine’s navy in the Sea of Azov, European Council President Donald Tusk said. …

Russia, Ukraine and EU preparing new meting on gas

Russian Energy Ministry is ready to hold another trilateral meeting on gas issues with Ukraine and the European Union, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. As for ministerial meetings with the European …