Juncker to visit Putin in June on background of Russia sanctions

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Vladimir Putin offers a high-five welcome handshake to Jean-Claude Juncker in Moscow, 25 September 2012.

Juncker to visit Putin in June on background of Russia sanctions


European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed that he has accepted the invitation to attend an event in Russia on 16 June, in a move that may stir debate on the EU's tense relations with Moscow.

Ten days ago, EU officials were still insisting that it was unclear if Juncker would accept the invitation from the Kremlin to participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), though Russian officials already knew that he would attend.

The St. Petersburg Interna...


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