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Economy & Jobs 21-03-2013

Russian politician: Dirty money taints the EU

Russian dirty money is influencing the European Union and corrupting its élite, Vladimir Ryzhkov, co-leader of the opposition Republican Party of Russia – People’s Freedom Party (RPR-PARNAS) told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 02-05-2012

Thierry de Montbrial: Putin may not finish his mandate

Vladimir Putin's first decade in power was a positive one, but the series of mistakes he made recently augur for a difficult mandate, said Thierry de Montbrial, founder and Director General of the French Institute for International relations IFRI, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV. Putin will be inaugurated as President on 7 May.
Med & South 15-12-2010

Foreign Minister: Bridges symbolise change for Ukrainians

To illustrate the changes in Ukraine under its new leadership, the country's foreign minister, Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, referred to three bridges in Kyiv, the construction of which had been stagnating for the past five years. Now people can see that they are actually being built, he told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 08-05-2008

Russian Ambassador: ‘You will not live to see Putin and Medvedev in conflict’

Putin did not shift any power to the executive, the Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told EURACTIV in an interview, on the occasion of the inauguration of President Dmitry Medvedev.
Enlargement 29-04-2008

Lokshina: EU ‘credibility gap’ on human rights in Russia

With a new president taking office in Russia in early May, the EU should use this 'window of opportunity' to openly address Russian human rights violations, Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch Russia told EURACTIV in an interview. Neglecting the issue due to the bloc's dependency on the country for energy is not an option, she adds.