All articles tagged "EU"

Putin threatens to reconsider relations with EU Putin threatens to reconsider relations with EU

24 Mar, 12:42 PM 13 comments

Russia will start reviewing its relations with the European Union (EU) if Moscow's interests are ignored, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

Tags: Vladimir Putin, EU,

Gazprom warns of gas cuts to Europe if Ukraine touches pipelines Gazprom warns of gas cuts to Europe if Ukraine touches pipelines

26 Mar, 02:10 PM 16 comments

Russia's Gazprom has warned that Europe may be left without its gas if Ukraine attempts to modernize Russian pipelines that run across its territory without Moscow's approval.

Tags: Gazprom, gas, EU, Ukraine

Russia wants EU to guarantee Moldova's sovereignty Russia wants EU to guarantee Moldova's sovereignty

10 Apr, 10:38 PM 4 comments

Russia asked the European Union and Romania on Thursday to guarantee the sovereignty of its ally Moldova, where riots have swept the capital and prompted a crackdown on the pro-Western opposition.

Tags: Russia, EU, Moldova

Belarus denies political arrests Belarus denies political arrests

23 Apr, 12:56 PM 7 comments

The Foreign Minister of Belarus has denied that the country holds opposition members in jail for political reasons and said that every prisoner in the country was behind bars for committing crimes. The comments come ahead of a European Union summit in Prague.

Tags: Belarus, EU, human rights, Aleksander Lukashenko

Russian FM complains of European influence over ex-Soviet republics Russian FM complains of European influence over ex-Soviet republics

27 Apr, 03:55 PM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claims that the EU is trying to build a 'sphere of influence' in Eastern Europe.

Tags: EU, Sergey Lavrov, Eastern Partneship

EU supports US in rebuilding ties with Russia EU supports US in rebuilding ties with Russia

29 Apr, 11:00 PM 1 comment

The European Union's foreign policy chief says he is optimistic the European Union can follow the lead of the US in rebuilding ties with Russia.

Tags: EU, US, Russia, START, Javier Solana

Russia cautions EU against “new dividing lines” Russia cautions EU against “new dividing lines”

7 May, 10:38 PM

Europe should not create any "new dividing lines" in Europe, the Russian Foreign Minister said ahead of the launch of the European Union's Eastern Partnership in Prague.

Tags: Sergei Lavrov, EU, Eastern Partnership

Russian-Georgian talks on South Ossetia postponed indefinitely Russian-Georgian talks on South Ossetia postponed indefinitely

7 May, 12:37 PM 3 comments

A scheduled meeting between Russia, European Union, Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia will not take place because of Georgia’s rigid position.

Tags: Georgia, EU, South Ossetia

President of Finland calls to end EU's gas dependency on Russia President of Finland calls to end EU's gas dependency on Russia

8 May, 01:55 PM

Europe should try to overcome its energy dependency on Russia through developing domestic resources, Finland’s President Tarja Halonen has said.

Tags: gas, oil, Finland, EU

Former Soviet leader Gorbachev criticizes NATO and EU policies Former Soviet leader Gorbachev criticizes NATO and EU policies

14 May, 12:41 PM 4 comments

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev criticized NATO and European Union (EU) policies towards Russia on Thursday, speaking on German radio. The Nobel peace laureate said the eastern expansion of NATO had been a 'big mistake,' adding that the 'unilateral actions' of the alliance were supposed to resolve many problems.

Tags: Mikhail Gorbachev, NATO, EU, Russia, US-Russian relations

Russia asks NATO, US to review Europe arms control treaty Russia asks NATO, US to review Europe arms control treaty

15 May, 12:25 PM

Russia has proposed a new version of a treaty that controls the number of heavy weapons in Europe and called on the US and NATO to negotiate the changes.

Tags: weapons, EU, US

South and Nord streams to secure EU’s gas stability - Schroeder South and Nord streams to secure EU’s gas stability - Schroeder

19 May, 12:43 PM 19 comments

The Nord Stream and South Stream pipelines that will transport Russian gas to the European Union will protect European consumers from the transit countries’ possible misconduct, Germany’s ex-Chancellor Gerhardt Schroeder has said.

Tags: EU, gas, South Stream, Nord Stream

US, Russian experts dismiss US missile shield plan as ineffective US, Russian experts dismiss US missile shield plan as ineffective

19 May, 01:47 PM 1 comment

According to a joint study by US and Russian experts, the disputed missile shield that the United States seeks to deploy in Europe will not be able to protect it against Iranian terrorist attacks.

Tags: EU, US, missiles, Iran

Russia, EU talk energy supplies and trade at Khabarovsk summit Russia, EU talk energy supplies and trade at Khabarovsk summit

22 May, 10:54 PM 2 comments

The leaders of the European Union and Russia will struggle to overcome deep rifts on energy supplies and trade at a summit on Friday near the Chinese border.

Tags: Russia, EU, summit, trade, energy sipplies, Dmitry Medvedev, Khabarovsk, Jose Manuel Barroso, Vaclav Klaus, Vladimir Putin

EU asks Russia, Ukraine to prevent new gas rows EU asks Russia, Ukraine to prevent new gas rows

22 May, 12:45 PM 4 comments

The European Union is calling on Russia and Ukraine to prevent gas conflicts in the future, after Russia’s President expressed doubts over Kiev’s credibility and said a new gas row could be near.

Tags: gas, EU, Ukraine

Gazprom says EU investment will prevent future cuts in gas deliveries Gazprom says EU investment will prevent future cuts in gas deliveries

29 May, 12:26 PM 8 comments

Gazprom has urged Europe and Russia to work together to prevent another crisis over natural gas supplies via Ukraine as a Bulgarian delegation held talks on a new supply contract to avoid a repeat of January disruptions.

Tags: Gazprom, gas, EU, Ukraine

Obama to expand oil corridor to EU and bypass Russia Obama to expand oil corridor to EU and bypass Russia

3 Jun, 10:52 PM 3 comments

US President building bridges to the East, though energy relationship with Russia promises to be thorny

Tags: Russia, oil, US, EU, Azerbaijan, Barack Obama,

EU sends observers to study Russia-Ukraine gas row EU sends observers to study Russia-Ukraine gas row

5 Jun, 10:56 PM

The EU commission said Thursday it would send a fact-finding mission to Moscow and Kiev to shed light on their gas payment dispute after a previous row disrupted European supplies.

Tags: EU, Russia, Moscow, Ukraine, Kiev, gas, Vladimir Putin

Russia to join WTO in 2009, say Moscow and EU officials Russia to join WTO in 2009, say Moscow and EU officials

5 Jun, 01:52 PM 1 comment

The European Union and Russia said on Thursday Moscow's long-delayed bid to join the World Trade Organization should be completed this year.

Tags: EU, Russia, WTO, US,

US to enclose Russia in European missile defense system – official US to enclose Russia in European missile defense system – official

17 Jun, 10:49 PM 3 comments

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III told Congress yesterday that the Obama administration is exploring ways to involve two Russian radar installations in a missile-defense system for Central Europe.

Tags: US, Russia, missile, EU,



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