Moscow Looking For Greek Help With EU Visa Issue

Moscow Looking For Greek Help With EU Visa Issue

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Sergei Lavrov_SamarasRussia looks forward to restarting cooperation and visa talks with the EU under Greece’s upcoming presidency of the bloc, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said here on Wednesday.
Greece has signaled it intends to promote EU relations with Moscow when it assumes the bloc’s rotating presidency in January, and to further facilitate visa procedures for Russian travelers which are becoming increasingly important to its tourism industry.
“We particularly appreciate the determination by our Greek friends to promote Russia-EU relations in the coming period,” Lavrov said.
“Primarily the problem is about the issuing of entry visas,” he added. “And the renewal of negotiations, which stopped through no responsibility of our own, for a new deal on Russia-EU cooperation … to modernise relations between EU and Russia.”
Efforts to improve EU-Russian relations have so far run afoul of disputes over Moscow’s record on human rights and energy policy.
(source: eubusiness)

  • Change takes courage

    Some of our alleged NATO “allies” screwed us over to FYROM.. They also consistently take Turkey’s side on issues (no “coalition of the willing” to free Northern Cyprus from Turkish government occupation).

    Thus we have to consider dumping our former “allies” and building a military and economic alliance with Russia.. Some Russian ICBM tipped nuclear subs parked in Piraeus would wake NATO up that if they continue to silently collude with extremists attempting to ethnically Greeks… they will lose Greece as an ally. NATO (in particular the US and UK) is unprincipled. It can no longer be trusted to defend Greece.

    “This (US) government considers talk of Macedonian “nation”, Macedonian
    “Fatherland”, or Macedonia “national consciousness” to be
    unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees
    in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against
    Greece” – US State Department Dec, 1944 (Foreign Relations Vol. VIII
    Washington D.C. Circular Airgram – 868.014/26)

  • The Truth is…

    Well, its like that “Scratch my back, I scratch yours”…America is no good for the EU zone…They only look after their own interests and F-A-C-K the rest of the world…

  • TheWorldFixer

    READ FROM KATHIMERINI today— Forget Russians with what is going on…

    “Greece In Decline”

    By Alexis Papachelas – Kathimerini News – Tuesday October 29, 2013

    Future historians will look back on the current period with utter incredulity
    and ponder how Greece was allowed to plunge into such an unprecedented
    decline.

    Dysfunction has become the rule these days, and the most bizarre things
    almost fail to strike a chord any more. The list of problems and shortcomings is
    endless.

    At the moment, it is not possible to know the whole truth about the
    controversial submarine deal signed in 2010 (by Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos
    Venizelos, when he was defense minister with the PASOK government).
    Nevertheless, it is hard to believe that a country which has spent several
    billion euros on the acquisition of state-of-the-art submarines is now caught up
    in this unbelievable mess and, most importantly, without a single vessel.

    Or take the procurement of the German-made Leopard tanks, which Greece
    obtained without making sure it had any ammunition for them. Sure, one aspect of
    the problem is the large amount of kickbacks involved in these purchases. At the
    same time, however, Greece has notoriously complex legislation and daunting
    procedures that make it nearly impossible to take any decision regarding
    ammunition.

    In the end, kickbacks change hands, the money is spent, and still there is no
    decision. This is more or less how countries fall apart.

    Decline was also highly visible in the fuss about the October 28 military
    parade. On the very day that the nation should have been united and feeling
    proud about its heroic forefathers, the whole thing broke down into a fight
    about who said what, who invited whom and who paid the tanks’ fuel bill.

    Seeing the podium devoid of politicians and the public kept in a safe
    distance behind police cordons because of the fear of riots is a cause for shame
    and embarrassment. Greek institutions are in deep and undeniable
    decline.

  • TheWorldFixer

    Yes, now our disgraceful Ministers from PASOK and ND are giving away Greek Citizenship to Russian Gangsters after PASOK & ND have totally destroyed Greece’s economy for the past 40 years in power? —
    Wake up People! — KICK THEM ALL OUT & Jail them now !!