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Sunday, 29.03.2015, 22:30
On behalf of his organization, leader of the Latvian Non-Citizens' Congress, Aleksandrs Gaponenko, has requested legal assistance from the Russian State Duma, Gaponenko announced on Thursday, cites TASS/LETA.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Estonia, Latvia, Legislation, Russia
During the EU summit in Brussels on March 19, 2015 the EU leaders decided to keep sanctions against Russia in place, the EU Council President Donald Tusk announced, cites LETA/RFE/RL.
Russia is again showing muscles and aggression by holding major exercises near Lithuanian borders, President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Thursday in Brussels and noted the necessity to extend sanctions against Russia, informs LETA/ELTA.
Despite the overall tensions in relations between Russia and the European Union, practical cooperation on the bilateral level with Russia continues, Foreign Ministry representative Viktors Makarovs said today at a seminar in Moscow on EU-Russia relations in the context of Latvia's Presidency.
Although Russia has turned away from Europe, Russia and the European Union (EU) should learn to get along as neighbors, as Markku Markkula (EPP), President of the European Committee of Regions (CoR), said during today's meeting of the Committee, reports LETA.
Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs had a meeting with Russian opposition politician and former Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky, as well as the chief editor of the Russian radio Eho Moskvi, Alexei Venediktov.
The Russian government sent on Tuesday the Estonian-Russian border agreements to President Vladimir Putin, who will have to submit them to the Russian State Duma for ratification, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.