Tagged: EU-Russia relations

EU-Russia summit begins amidst tensions

EU-Russia summit begins amidst tensions

Hooray – it’s EU summit time again – this year we’re off to Portugal! As usual, the summit begins amongst tensions between the two European powerhouses (but, then again, if there were no tensions,...

Putin orders increase in spying and military budgets

Russia is to increase its military and intelligence spending again: “The situation in the world and internal political interests require the Foreign Intelligence Service to permanently increase its capabilities, primarily in the field of...

A map of the Russia-US anti-missile dispute

This beautiful map from Kommersant graphically demonstrates why Russia is concerned about the proposed US anti-missile system in Poland and the Czech republic. If the US plan goes ahead as expected, high powered radars...

Putin offers to work on joint missile shield

Putin offers to work on joint missile shield

So, after spending the past few weeks ratcheting up the pressure, Putin has made an about turn and offered to work on a ‘joint’ missile shield with the United States. Details of exactly how...

Russia tests new missile

Russia test fired a new ICBM yesterday.   As you would expect, the western press – particularly in the UK – are muttering darkly about the new Cold War and a renewed arms race (see the...

Will the EU say to Russia: “Three strikes and you’re out”?

Will the EU say to Russia: “Three strikes and you’re out”?

By my count, this is the third time in the past five years that Russia has cut off oil supplies to a European Union member state to make a political point. Russia cut off...

Euroblog roundup – 3

Euroblog roundup – 3

The Euroblog roundup will be hosted at Siberian Light this week, as Nosemonkey’s computer has packed in. Clearly, he should have bought the latest Russian model. Anyway, without further ado, I bring you the...

Euroblog roundup

The second Euroblog roundup came out last weekend. One post in particular caught my eye – 1948 Blog’s article about how Russia is “hijacking” the European Court of Human Rights.  Apparently, there are about...