Russia and the EU

Sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia blocked

Sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia blocked

The sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia is blocked, European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday in an interview with Rai News 24 TV channel. "We adopted five packages of sanctions very quickly and …

EU reaching its limits with anti-Russia sanctions

EU reaching its limits with anti-Russia sanctions

The European Union is reaching its limits with sanctions against Russia, an EU diplomat told EURACTIV after the end of the EU foreign ministers meeting on Monday. “If there was such a mess with Russia’s oil, …

EU warns of €195bn cost to free bloc from Russian energy

EU warns of €195bn cost to free bloc from Russian energy

The EU will have to spend close to €200bn in the next five years to secure energy independence from Russia, according to draft plans that set out aggressive targets in areas such as clean energy and lowering consumption. A draft of …

Japan, EU to continue sanctions pressure on Russia

Japan, EU to continue sanctions pressure on Russia

Japan and the European Union will continue to exert sanctions pressure on Russia in connection with the situation in Ukraine, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Thursday after a summit held in Tokyo with EU leaders. The …

EU plans to block Russians from buying European real estate

EU plans to block Russians from buying European real estate

The European Commission's proposal would halt property deals with Russian citizens, residents and entities – prohibiting the sale or transfer, directly or indirectly, of "ownership rights in immovable property located within the …

EU to continue talks on Russian oil import ban on May 5

EU to continue talks on Russian oil import ban on May 5

Permanent representatives of the EU member-states did not reach an agreement on the embargo of the Russian oil import and talks will continue on May 5, Reuters news agency said, citing a source. Certain EU member-countries, particularly …

EU chief calls for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions

EU chief calls for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions

The European Union's chief executive Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday proposed a phased oil embargo on Russia, as well as sanctions on its top bank and to ban Russian broadcasters from European airwaves. The plan, if agreed by …

EU: opening ruble accounts to buy gas breaches sanctions

EU: opening ruble accounts to buy gas breaches sanctions

Companies in the European Union that open an account in rubles to pay for Russian gas would violate sanctions imposed by the bloc, according to EU officials. EU officials issued the warning Thursday as governments and companies are …

Russia and EU should reorganize relations

Russia and EU should reorganize relations

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, said that Russia and the EU should reorganize relations. He also noted that the parties should agree on security …

EU aims to end use of Russian oil and gas by 2027

EU aims to end use of Russian oil and gas by 2027

The European Union aims to reduce its dependence on Russian oil and gas by two-thirds by the end of the year and to zero by the end of 2027, EU Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told Il Messaggero daily in an interview published on …

Borrell: no EU agreement on Russian energy embargo

Borrell: no EU agreement on Russian energy embargo

There is insufficient support from European Union member states for a complete embargo or punitive tariff on Russian oil and gas imports, the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell was quoted as saying by German newspaper Die Welt on Monday. …

EU now has to choose: either sanctions or gas

EU now has to choose: either sanctions or gas

The European Union has warned member states that President Vladimir Putin’s demand that “unfriendly countries” effectively pay for Russian gas in rubles would violate sanctions imposed on Moscow, Bloomberg writes. The …

EU fails to agree Russian energy ban

EU fails to agree Russian energy ban

The European Union’s foreign ministers have not agreed on a ban on Russian oil and natural gas imports, Head Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Monday, adding that discussions …

Austrian chancellor to visit Moscow on April 11

Austrian chancellor to visit Moscow on April 11

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer plans to pay a visit to Moscow on Monday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a spokesman for the Austrian chancellor’s office confirmed. "We can confirm that a visit in planned for …

EU adopts new sanctions against Russia

EU adopts new sanctions against Russia

The European Union on Friday formally adopted its fifth package of sanctions against Russia, including bans on the import of coal, wood, chemicals and other products. The measures also prevent many Russian vessels and trucks from …

EU ambassadors approve fifth package of anti-Russian sanctions

EU ambassadors approve fifth package of anti-Russian sanctions

Ambassadors of the European Union member states approved the fifth package of anti-Russian sanctions on Thursday, which, among other things, introduces restrictions on financial institutions and prohibits coal imports from Russia and high-tech …