Finnish Prime Minister Says Brussels Wants To Have Dialogue With Moscow
Faizan Hashmi 7 days ago Thu 11th July 2019 | 07:16 PM
The European Union wants to develop dialogue with Russia and establish cooperation on environmental issues, which may help build trust between Brussels and Moscow, Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne said
"We [European Union] have a common line in relation to Russia, and we will follow it, without a doubt. At the same time, we want to have a dialogue with Russia and, for instance, cooperate on environmental issues," Rinne said in an interview with the Handelsblatt newspaper, when asked whether the European Union needed a new policy toward Russia.
Rinne also expressed his hope that the European Union would be able to normalize its cooperation with Russia, but noted that such an improvement could occur only after the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine crisis.