About: Alexei Navalny

Global Europe 23-02-2021

Russia blasts EU sanctions over Navalny crackdown

Russia's foreign ministry on Monday (22 February) blasted the European Union's decision to impose sanctions on Russian officials over the crackdown on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his supporters.
Global Europe 22-02-2021

Hit Putin where it hurts, Navalny’s associates say

The EU should target Russian President Vladimir Putin's close circle of people and 'hit him where it hurts', two close associates of imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny said on Monday (22 February). They also warned of the increasing influence of corrupted Russian money in Europe.
Global Europe 22-02-2021

EU ministers set to sanction Russia, speak with Blinken

EU foreign ministers are meeting on Monday (22 February) to agree on fresh restrictive measures in relation with Russia’s crackdown on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his supporters, having to chose between targeted sanctions and ‘the full Monty’, including economic...
Global Europe 19-02-2021

EU to impose sanctions on Russians over Navalny by March summit

The European Union is set to impose travel bans and asset freezes on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin in March, possibly in the run-up to an EU summit, after a meeting of envoys gave approval for punitive measures.
Global Europe 17-02-2021

European court demands ‘immediate’ release of Navalny

The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday (17 February) ordered Russia to "immediately" release jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, saying his life was in danger in prison.
Global Europe 12-02-2021

Russia’s EU ambassador: Discussing Navalny is pointless

In a telephone interview on Thursday (11 February) the Ambassador of Russia to the EU Vladimir Chizhov evokes the recent visit of EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell to Moscow, which he helped arrange.
Global Europe 11-02-2021

Russia lashes out at Poland and EU for organising talks with Navalny’s associates

Russia has admonished the EU and Poland for organising a meeting with EU and foreign diplomats to discuss potential sanctions against Moscow with jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s close associates. Moscow would consider it morally and ethically “treasonous” that Navalny’s associates...
Global Europe 09-02-2021

A ‘Résumé’ following the visit to Moscow

The arguments Poland raised prior to High Representative Josep Borrell’s visit to Moscow were disregarded, and now conclusions should be drawn from this. First of all, it is necessary to strengthen the best practice of consulting and formulating our Eastern...
Global Europe 08-02-2021

Borrell bites the bullet after disastrous Moscow trip

After a defeating trip to Moscow, EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell on Sunday (7 February) tried to explain and justify his controversial trip to Moscow but admitted that relations between the EU and Russia have hit rock bottom. Borrell’s controversial...
Global Europe 06-02-2021

Russia expels three EU diplomats while Borrell visits

Russia on Friday (5 February) expelled diplomats from three European countries for allegedly taking part in protests in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, after the European Union said ties with Moscow had hit a new low.
Global Europe 06-02-2021

Germany backs Nord Stream 2 ‘for the time being’: Merkel

Germany is sticking with its support for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline "for the time being", Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday (5 February) after condemning Russia's expulsion of diplomats from Sweden, Germany and Poland.
Global Europe 05-02-2021

Biden ends US support for Yemen war

President Joe Biden will Thursday (4 February) announce an end to US military support for the Saudi allies' devastating war in Yemen in a speech meant to show a reinvigorated focus on diplomacy.
Global Europe 05-02-2021

Russia to try Navalny for slander amid EU talks

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is due back in court on Friday (5 February) for a slander trial on the same day as the European Union's top diplomat is in Moscow for talks with Russia's foreign minister.
Europe's East 05-02-2021

Germany must abandon Nord Stream 2

Europe needs to impose new sanctions on Russia following the arrest and sentencing of Alexei Navalny and scrapping Nord Stream 2 should be top of the list, write a group of six MEPs from the European People's Party (EPP).
Global Europe 03-02-2021

Russian court jails Navalny, sparking street protests and Western outcry

A Moscow court on Tuesday (2 February) jailed the Kremlin's most prominent critic Alexei Navalny for nearly three years, triggering fierce condemnation from the West and calls for his immediate release.
Global Europe 28-01-2021

Protests in Belarus and Russia – new hope for the region and EU values?

Authoritarian regimes support one another and learn each other’s “tips and tricks”, but so do the protesters who aim to topple them. The time is ripe for a change, and the EU should uphold the values they are defending.
Global Europe 27-01-2021

Putin says Russia wants better ties with Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (27 January) urged better ties between Moscow and the European Union, declaring the Kremlin "ready" for an improved relationship.
Global Europe 27-01-2021

Russia, US extend arms pact, Kremlin says, as Biden, Putin talk

Russia and the United States have struck a deal to extend the New START nuclear arms control treaty, the Kremlin said, a move that preserves the last major pact of its kind between the world's two biggest nuclear powers.
Energy 26-01-2021

German government, businesses come forward in support of Nord Stream 2

The German government said it will not abandon the Nord Stream 2 project, despite US sanctions and calls by the European Parliament to impose EU measures against the Russian-backed gas pipeline project over the Navalny case.
Global Europe 25-01-2021

EU refrains from Russia sanctions over Navalny arrest, for now

Despite calls from Baltic countries, Italy and Romania, EU foreign ministers on Monday (25 January) decided to hold off from imposing fresh sanctions on Russian officials in response to the detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Global Europe 25-01-2021

Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained

The Kremlin on Sunday (24 January) accused the United States of interfering in Russia's domestic affairs and downplayed the scale of the weekend's protests, when tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny.
Global Europe 24-01-2021

EU deplores ‘widespread detentions’ in Russia protests

The European Union’s foreign policy chief expressed concern over Russia’s response to mass protests on Saturday (23 January), saying he deplored “widespread arrests” and the “disproportionate use of force”. “Following unfolding events in #Russia with concern,” Josep Borrell wrote on...
Global Europe 20-01-2021

Navalny makes allegations of Putin wealth ahead of protests

Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic who was jailed at the weekend, released a video in which he and his allies alleged that an opulent palace belonged to the Russian leader, a claim the Kremlin denied.
Global Europe 19-01-2021

Gazprom bond prospectus acknowledges risk over Nord Stream 2

Russian gas producer Gazprom has acknowledged in a Eurobond prospectus seen by Reuters on Tuesday (19 January) that there are risks that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project may be suspended or scrapped amid political pressure.
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