About: Medvedev

Euro & Finance 29-01-2013

Russia ready to give struggling Cyprus more money

Russia could provide support to Cyprus but the island state itself and the European Union must take the biggest share of a bailout, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has told a German newspaper.
Europe's East 04-04-2012

Outgoing Russian president renders Putin last services

Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed yesterday (3 April) a new law officially designed to open up the political system to competition, but which according to critics would instead create "chaos". At the same time it became clear that he would not pardon jailed anti-Kremlin tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Europe's East 02-02-2012

Ashton sheds light into EU’s Russia diplomacy

A speech by High Representative Catherine Ashton in the European Parliament yesterday (1 February) provided a rare insight on talks with Europe's largest neighbour ahead of the Russian presidential elections in March.
Europe's East 06-10-2011

Putin’s ‘Eurasian Union’ admired and decried

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's stated intention to create a "Eurasian Union", made up of Russia and other post-Soviet states, has triggered a flurry of reactions ranging from enthusiasm to outright rejection in Russia and the countries concerned.
Global Europe 26-09-2011

Putin, Medvedev seal power-sharing agreement

In a choreographed congress of the ruling United Russia party on 24 September, Russia's President Vladimir Medvedev agreed to lead a list of candidates for a parliamentary election on 4 December in view of becoming the next premier, and won a standing ovation for current PM Vladimir Putin by proposing that he run for president in the March 2012 elections.
Elections 30-06-2011

‘Modern’ Medvedev portrayed in Brussels

Professor Igor Yurgens, a close advisor to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, was in Brussels to show the face of a new Russia and said his boss supported the participation in upcoming elections of a banned party and called various opposition leaders "friends". Yurgens also said that Medvedev had made efforts to secure the acquittal of jailed former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Global Europe 15-06-2011

EU-Russia ‘vegetable summit’ leaves bad aftertaste

A compromise agreement reached between European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to allow imports of European vegetables to Russia following the E.coli crisis appears only to have further complicated the problem rather than helped solve it. 
Global Europe 09-05-2011

Medvedev-Putin tensions grow as 2012 elections get closer

Russian elites are taking sides as public opinion becomes increasingly polarised between support for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev, writes Denis Maksimov, a public affairs consultant and an expert on EU-Russia relations, in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.
Energy 17-03-2011

Russia, Turkey in South Stream tug of war

Upset by Turkish procrastination over the offshore section of the South Stream pipeline, Russia is warning that it may give up on the project altogether. But experts said Moscow could not afford to lose face over what is seen as the biggest political pipeline project of modern times.
Global Europe 10-02-2011

Opposition leader: Russia has last chance to change peacefully

Parliamentary elections in December are the last chance to peacefully change the situation in Russia, prominent opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov told the European Parliament yesterday (9 February) in Brussels. He said that the alternative would be a revolution, not with camels like in Egypt, but with pistols and sticks.

Towards a single voice for Russian political elite on EU policy

No matter whether Vladimir Putin or Dmitry Medvedev will be president of Russia after 2012, recent developments suggest there will be a genuine positive shift in the country's policy towards the EU, writes Denis Maksimov, an expert on EU-Russia relations, in an opinion piece sent exclusively to EURACTIV.
Global Europe 08-12-2010

EU backs Russia’s WTO bid at ‘best ever summit’

EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy described the EU-Russia summit held yesterday (7 December) as "wonderful" while European Commission President José Manuel Barroso described it as the "best summit in which I have participated so far with Russia".
Global Europe 01-12-2010

Russian president warns of new arms race

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned yesterday (30 November) that a new arms race would be sparked within the next decade unless Russia and the West forged an agreement to cooperate on building a missile defence system.
Economy & Jobs 20-10-2010

Battered Sarkozy finds temporary refuge in world affairs

French President Nicolas Sakozy hosted a trilateral summit with Germany and Russia to prepare for his country's G20 presidency, finding temporary refuge in world affairs as more than a million people took to the streets of France over planned reform of the pension system.
Future EU 19-10-2010

Merkel, Sarkozy agree on EU treaty change to handle crises

France and Germany called on European Union member states yesterday (18 October) to draw up proposals by next March for a permanent system to handle crises in the euro zone by suspending voting rights, admitting that it would mean changing the EU treaty.
Global Europe 18-02-2010

Russia to build military base in occupied Georgia

Russia secured on 17 February the right to maintain a large, long-term military presence in the Georgian rebel region of Abkhazia, signing a deal for a military base that was condemned by Tbilisi and the West.