European Union summons Russian envoy over travel ban of officials

The European Union summoned Russia’s ambassador to the bloc on Monday to condemn Moscow’s decision to bar eight officials from entering the country, which the Kremlin said was in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Russian citizens by the EU. The protest is the latest in rising diplomatic tensions since the start of 2021, when Moscow… Read More European Union summons Russian envoy over travel ban of officials

Russia bars eight EU officials from entry into country in retaliatory sanctions

Russia on Friday barred eight officials from European Union countries from entering the country in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Russian citizens by the EU. Russia’s foreign ministry said those banned included Vera Jourova, vice president for values and transparency at the executive European Commission, David Sassoli, the president of the European parliament, and Jacques… Read More Russia bars eight EU officials from entry into country in retaliatory sanctions

European Union lawmakers urge for anti-corruption sanctions on Russia

The European Union should follow Britain’s example and impose new anti-corruption sanctions on Russians suspected of fraud and graft, the European Parliament said on Thursday in a resolution that reflected hardening attitudes to Moscow. Non-EU member Britain imposed sanctions on Monday on 14 Russians under a new law giving the British government the power to… Read More European Union lawmakers urge for anti-corruption sanctions on Russia