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EU support for Russian democracy is inadequate


By Constanze Stelzenmüller“A very complicated visit,” was the verdict of the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on his trip to Moscow last week to protest at the jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In a statement published on Sunday, he added: “An aggressively-staged press conference and the expulsion of three EU diplomats during my visit indicate that the Russian authorities did not want to seize this opportunity to have a more constructive dialogue with the EU.”
That would be one way of putting it. Borrell — the first EU official to travel to Moscow since 2017 — had demanded …read more

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