Category Archives: EU

Compelling?

Edward Lucas If NATO annoys China, China will annoy NATO. That was the implication of Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe’s visit to Belgrade last week. “Some NATO members are trying to play certain security roles in the Indo-Pacific region. China can respond by interfering in Europe’s security affairs and urging the Alliance to see China as a global security player, “Cui Hongjiang,

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A Ukrainian moment on the eve of the European Council meeting

Article by: Eugene CzolijEdited by: Christine Chraibi On 25 and 26 March 2021, EU leaders will meet virtually “to discuss the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Single Market, industrial policy, digital transformation and the economy, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, and relations with Russia”. As in the past, prior to this important meeting of the European Council there were discreet, behind‑the‑scenes

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Russian Foreign Minister Says EU ‘Destroyed’ Relations with Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused European Union leaders of “destroying” relations with Moscow, the state-run TASS news agency reported Tuesday.  “There are no relations with the European Union as an organization. The entire infrastructure of these relations has been destroyed by the unilateral decisions of Brussels,” Lavrov was quoted as saying during a joint press conference with his

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EU Starts Approval Process for Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

Medicines regulator starts a “rolling review” of existing published data on safety and effectiveness. The EU has begun analyzing clinical trial data for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine — the first step in a process which could lead to the vaccine’s approval for use across the 27-member bloc. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said Thursday it had begun a so-called “rolling

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U.S., EU Sanction Russia Over Navalny Poisoning

The United States and the European Union have imposed new sanctions on senior Russian officials over the poisoning and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, officials announced Tuesday. President Joe Biden’s first Russia sanctions since taking office in January are coordinated with EU actions against four top Russian justice and law enforcement officials. A senior U.S. official said its intelligence community

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Brussels flinches, Sweden stiffens, China’s jabs triumph

Edward Lucas TOP CHINA INFLUENCE STORY OF THE WEEK The European Union rarely misses a chance to miss a chance. Faced with the accelerating crackdown in Hong Kong, it could have imposed sanctions on the officials responsible, or asked all EU countries to cancel their extradition treaties. Instead, foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the EU would (wow) increase outreach

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Do the Russians Want War?

“The Russian bear needs to smack down on the headless chicken. Hard.” Florida-based pro-Kremlin writer Andrei “The Saker” Raievsky is a frequent contributor to the EUvsDisinfo database. Now, he connects the dots(opens in a new tab) and welcomes a confrontation between Russia and the EU. The Saker explains: we are fed up with you and we don’t need you. “We”,

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EU Agrees to Punish Four Russian Officials Over Crackdown

EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to impose sanctions on four senior Russian officials deemed responsible for the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a crackdown on his supporters, diplomats said.  The diplomats did not name the targeted individuals nor give details about them but the limited move looks set to disappoint those calling for a tough response against

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EU Likely To Approve Sanctions Over Russia Crackdown

European Union foreign ministers are expected to give the go-ahead Monday to sanctions on Russia over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a crackdown on protests. The top diplomats from the 27-nation bloc meet in Brussels for talks that will also include a wide-ranging videoconference with new U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The move to target the Kremlin comes

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What Comes Next After European Rights Court’s Call to Release Navalny?

Russia is likely to ignore the European rights court’s demand for the immediate release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, legal experts said as Moscow categorically rejected the calls. Navalny, 44, appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for his release on Jan. 20, days after his arrest at a Moscow airport. The Strasbourg-based court said Wednesday it

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EU has been breaking off relations with Moscow for years, says Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov amid growing tension with Brussels

Warning! This article contains statements by Lavrov Worsening ties between the EU and Russia are the fault of Brussels, Sergey Lavrov has claimed, saying that the bloc blames Moscow for its woes in Ukraine and has unilaterally torn up beneficial diplomatic agreements. Speaking at a press conference in St. Petersburg on Monday and citing what he called Brussels’ failed political

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“If you want peace, prepare for war.” Moscow is ready to break with the European Union – Lavrov

Russia is ready to break off relations with the European Union, if there are sanctions on its part that create risks for sensitive areas of the economy. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov on the air of the YouTube channel Soloviev Live, its transcript was published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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Nazis & Nord Stream 2

Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has a history of appeasing the Kremlin. In this, he follows in the footsteps of his political mentor, Gerhard Schroeder, who is Vladimir Putin’s overpaid toady and one of the West’s most morally reprehensible sellouts. But Steinmeier outdid himself in idiocy by justifying the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline because of guilt over the

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Estonian PM: Russia has humiliated Europe

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas believes that the results of the visit of the EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell to Moscow are humiliating. “Russia has humiliated the representative of Europe, humiliated Europe,” said Kallas speaking in the country’s parliament. “I think all this will cool down people who naively hoped that

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Europe of double standards. Why Borrell’s humiliation in Moscow is good for Ukraine

Bring the violence under control so that to create space for reviving civil society. It was the aim of the visit of EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell to Moscow. At least, it looked in such a way based on his goals. However, Russian hospitality stunned him. Mr. Borrell probably didn’t know that hospitable in the Kremlin could be only a

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EU making Russia into ‘phantom enemy’ for geopolitical reasons, shouldn’t lecture others about democracy – Irish MEP to RT

Waning! Contains BS from another Kremlin paid lackey Hand-wringing over Alexey Navalny is but an excuse to target Russia, and the EU should not lecture anyone about human rights when it turns its back on Julian Assange and other cases closer to home, Irish MEP Clare Daly told RT. “We have this narrative of supposedly European values, whatever they are,

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Kremlin: European Union’s plan to stage ‘public flogging’ of Russia failed

The purpose of the visit of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrel, to Moscow was to stage a “public flogging” of Russia, said Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reports. In her opinion, the leadership of the European Union planned such a scenario for Borrell’s visit in advance, but it did not work.

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European Council president announces visit to Ukraine

President of the European Council Charles Michel announced a visit to Kyiv after a meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal. Charles Michel wrote about this on Twitter. “I conveyed steadfast support for Ukraine’s recovery, reforms and fight against corruption to Denys Shmyhal. The EU is united and firm in its position on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Looking

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European Parliament, European Commission to hear Borrel’s report on his trip to Russia

The incumbent EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs believes that Russia does not want to seize the opportunity to have a more constructive dialogue with the EU EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell will make a report on his visit to Moscow at a meeting of the European Parliament and in front of the European Commission that will

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Russia Annoyed by EU Inclusion of Navalny Allies in Sanctions Talks

Russia has admonished the European Union for discussing potential sanctions with jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s close associates. On Monday, Navalny’s regional network coordinator Leonid Volkov and his Anti-Corruption Foundation executive director Vladimir Ashurkov joined a video call on the EU’s Russia policy, Volkov said on social media. Diplomats from Britain, the United States, Canada and Ukraine were also reportedly

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Leader of CDU Germany Laschet supports idea of ​​EU enlargement, giving Ukraine ‘European perspective’ – ​​Ambassador Melnyk

New head of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Armin Laschet, supports the idea of ​​expanding the EU and giving Ukraine a “European perspective”, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk said on Twitter. “We must support Ukraine in its difficult path and at the same time also open up a European perspective,” Melnyk quoted Laschet. According to Melnyk in an

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EU Must ‘Draw Consequences’ From Controversial Moscow Trip, Says Top Diplomat

The European Union’s top diplomat Sunday said Russia was rejecting constructive dialogue with the EU and that Europe must draw the consequences, including the possibility of new sanctions. In a blog post, Josep Borrell said the shock expulsion of three EU diplomats during his two-day visit to Moscow, showed that Russia “did not want to seize this opportunity to have

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Top EU Envoy ‘Hopes’ for Russian Vaccine’s Approval in Europe

The European Union’s top diplomat has said he hopes the Russian-developed coronavirus vaccine will be approved for use in the European bloc soon, AFP reported Friday.   Earlier this week, a peer-reviewed study published in The Lancet showed the Sputnik V vaccine to be 91.6% effective against symptomatic Covid-19, boosting international confidence in Russia’s jab after months of skepticism. EU approval

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