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EU, Russian Leaders Meet to Kick-Start New Partnership Talks

Khanty-Mansiysk, 26 June - Energy security was expected to top the agenda as the annual EU-Russia Summit kicked off in the Siberian oil town of Khanty Mansiysk Thursday with a working dinner featuring Prime Minister Janez Jansa, who heads the EU delegation as the president of the European Council, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The start of the two-day EU-Russia Summit.
Left to right: EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The start of the two-day EU-Russia Summit.
Left to right: EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The start of the two-day EU-Russia Summit.
Left to right: EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The start of the two-day EU-Russia Summit.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The start of the two-day EU-Russia Summit.
Left to right: EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The start of the two-day EU-Russia Summit.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The start of the two-day EU-Russia Summit.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The start of the two-day EU-Russia Summit.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (right) and EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The start of the two-day EU-Russia Summit.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and EU high representative for common foreign and security policy Javier Solana
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The start of the two-day EU-Russia Summit.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana.
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
The start of the two-day EU-Russia Summit.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

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