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  • Lavrov lifts veil over Russia’s intentions for Ukraine

    Europe's East 17-12-2013

    Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the European Union of trying to impose a free trade agreement on Ukraine that will likely ruin its economy. Speaking in Brussels yesterday (16 December), he advocated instead a “unified economic and humanitarian space from Lisbon to Vladivostok” to be established between the EU and the Russian-led Eurasian Union. 

  • Top envoy: Russia can offer Ukraine more than the EU

    Economy & Jobs 07-10-2013

    EXCLUSIVE / The European Union has not offered Ukraine the prospect of full membership of the Western bloc so a fully-fledged membership of the Russian Customs and Eurasian Union is a better deal, the Russian ambassador to the EU told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • EU loses Armenia to Russia’s Customs Union

    Armenia 04-09-2013

    Armenia will join a customs union led by its former Soviet master Russia, the country’s President Serzh Sargsyan said yesterday (3 September), a move incompatible with the free trade agreement the EU is preparing with Yerevan.

  • EU-Ukraine relations ‘running out of runway’: Official

    Europe's East 06-06-2013

    Time is short for Kyiv to make tangible reforms ahead of the November Vilnius summit, and in the meantime the EU-Ukraine relationship is “slowly running out of runway”, a high European Commission official told the European Parliament yesterday (5 June).

  • Russia, EU to foster ‘positive interdependence’

    Global Europe 20-12-2012

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to arrive in Brussels today (20 December) for an EU-Russia summit that is not expected to produce any accords. As EU diplomats explained, the meetings are designed to foster “positive interdependence” between the EU and its biggest neighbour.

  • Putin to visit Brussels as ‘Eurasian Union’ leader

    Economy & Jobs 04-12-2012

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to attend the EU-Russia summit in Brussels later this month. But he will make sure his hosts welcome him as the representative of the Eurasian Union - Putin's pet geopolitical project, which bears similarities to the EU.

  • Ukraine balances between East, West at Yalta forum

    Europe's East 17-09-2012

    Leaders gathered at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) forum last weekend conveyed the message that Ukraine was at a turning point and had to make strategic choices between becoming anchored to the European Union or Russia’s economic and political sphere.

  • Lithuania fears ‘Belarus scenario’ in Ukraine

    Elections 11-07-2012

    If the EU plays its cards badly, a "Belarus scenario" in which Russia would regain influence over the former Soviet Republic is possible in Ukraine, Darius Semaška, a chief government advisor for Lithuania, told journalists yesterday (10 July). EURACTIV reports from Vilnius.

  • Russia makes case for Eurasian Union

    Global Europe 09-07-2012

    Negotiations between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus are advancing over the creation of a Eurasian Union, which would abolish customs duties and unify economic policies amongst participating countries.

  • Putin promotes Eurasian union at EU summit

    Europe's East 05-06-2012

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin made it clear that his country cannot advance negotiations on a new basic treaty with the EU, unless Brussels formalises relations with the so-called "Common Economic Space" - its Customs Union with Belarus and Kazakhstan. 

  • EU ponders ‘losing Ukraine to Russia’

    Europe's East 15-05-2012

    EU ministers held an animated discussion in Brussels yesterday (14 May), evaluating the risks of “losing Ukraine to Russia” if too much pressure is put on the country over the treatment of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

  • Russian ambassador has ‘doubts about EU’s future’

    Europe's East 14-12-2011

    Russian ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin expressed 'doubts' about the European Union's future and warned of the bloc's economic weakness. His comments came yesterday (13 December) in a wide-ranging discussion on the future of Russia and the EU.