Will the EU unity over Russia sanctions grow more fickle?

At the last EU summit we have seen how leaders agreed to roll over Russia sanctions but after intense discussion, Hungary, Greece opposed, Slovak PM Robert Fico called Russia a strategic partner (and now we have a government in Austria with pro-Russian FPO). Do you think it will be possible to keep sanction intact, that unity in the EU will prevail in the future, or not and why? Read few comments.
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What kind of foreign policy for the EU in the time of crisis?

With the refugee crisis there are many issues the EU should pay attention to (Syria, Libya, Eritrea…). Many of those may lead to important decisions, e. g. how we use diplomacy, are we willing to use military power, etc. Do you think that the refugee crisis will lead also to more unite EU foreign policy or not, and why? Read few comments.

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Crisis in Macedonia: What role could/should the EU, Serbia and Albania play?

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How important is the Eastern Partnership for the EU? And what about Russia?

The fourth Eastern Partnership summit will take place in Riga on May, 21-22. What kind of role does the Eastern Partnership project play in the current state or tensions/conflict between the EU and Russia, is it important for the EU to keep the project running and maybe is it important for Russia to disrupt the project? Read few comments.

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PM Tsipras in Moscow. What does he want?

What does Greek PM Alexis Tsipras want from Russia and vice versa? Read few comments.

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Could Russia influence Greece’s foreign policy?

With Syriza-ANEL coalition would you say that Russia may actively try to influence new Greek government in foreign policy area, especially towards Russia-Ukraine conflict and related EU policy of sanctions against Russia? read few comments.

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Sikorski to replace Ashton? Or Lajcak? Or…?

Interview with Igor Merheim-EyreProgramme Coordinator, Global Europe Centre, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent

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