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Ukraine ambassador: Tsarist and KGB mentality don’t change with time

Ukraine’s Ambassador to the EU, Mykola Tochytskyi, explains in an interview with EURACTIV why Kyiv is against the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline. He also talks about Ukraine's relations with Brussels and its complicated ties with Moscow.
Europe's East 28-02-2018

Foreign Minister: Moldova wants normal economic relations with Russia

EXCLUSIVE / In a wide-ranging interview, the minister of foreign affairs and European integration of Moldova, Tudor Ulianovschi, talks about his country's relations with the EU and Moscow, the political situation ahead of crucial elections, and the prospects for frozen conflicts in Transnistria as well as other issues.
Knut Fleckenstein
Europe's East 30-07-2015

Fleckenstein MEP: ‘Parliamentarians should be removed from EU-Russia sanctions lists’

It is the duty of parliamentarians to contribute to re-opening the dialogue between the EU and Russia, argues Knut Fleckenstein, saying it was “a serious mistake” to block the Russian State Duma speaker from entering Finland.
Vidar Helgesen
Global Europe 07-05-2015

Vidar Helgesen: Our EEA contribution costs almost as much as EU membership

Norway has no intention of becoming an EU member, although being part of the EEA costs the country almost as much as being a full EU member, says Vidar Helgesen.
Taavi Roivas
Global Europe 13-08-2014

Estonian PM: Biggest sanctions losers will be ordinary Russian consumers

EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis will hurt Russian consumers, but Moscow's retaliatory food import ban will have little effect on Estonian food producers, says Taavi Rõivas, the Estonian prime minister.
Central Asia 09-05-2014

US Under Secretary: On Russia, Ukraine, TTIP and the Snowden file

Russia is breaking international law over Ukraine, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment at the US State Department Catherine Novelli told EURACTIV, and it’s time for Europe to turn the page on Snowden and the NSA spying scandal.
Lubomír Zaorálek
Global Europe 11-04-2014

Prague: If Russia crosses Ukraine’s border, it will face economic war

EXCLUSIVE / The EU will introduce economic sanctions if Russian troops enter Ukraine. Moscow must therefore reflect on the risks of an economic war, for which the Union is much better prepared, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek told EURACTIV Czech Republic in an interview.