Putin to visit Brussels next week

Putin to visit Brussels next week

Russian prime minister to meet European Commission, discuss closer ties.


2/15/11, 8:57 AM CET

Updated 4/12/14, 8:48 PM CET

Vladimir Putin, Russia’s prime minister, will meet José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, in Brussels next Thursday (24 February). Around a dozen government ministers will accompany Putin and meet their Commission counterparts, according to diplomats.

The agenda of the meeting is still being drafted but it will include a review of the ongoing negotiations on a new basic agreement governing bilateral relations, the Partnership for Modernisation, which was launched last summer, visa questions, and Russia’s bid to join the World Trade Organization, which was approved by the EU in December.

Toby Vogel 

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