Exclusive: EU's Juncker dangles trade ties with Russia-led bloc to Putin




 
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Exclusive: EU's Juncker dangles trade ties with Russia-led bloc to Putin
 
November 19th, 2015  
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Exclusive: EU's Juncker dangles trade ties with Russia-led bloc to Putin
By Andrius Sytas VILNIUS (Reuters) - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin this week, suggesting closer trade ties between the EU and a Russian-led economic bloc once a ceasefire is implemented in Ukraine, but the Kremlin dismissed the idea. In the letter, written after a G20 summit in Turkey and seen by Reuters, Juncker underlined the importance he attached to good relations between the European Union and Moscow, "which to my regret have not been able to develop over the past year".




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