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EU and Russia Agree to Launch Key Partnership Talks

Khanty-Mansiysk, 27 June - EU and Russia formally endorsed Friday the start of talks on a wide-ranging new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, which will replace the existing, decade-old accord, and is expected to put the weighty relationship on a new footing.

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

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

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

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa (left), Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (centre) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on the sidelines of the EU-Russia Summit.
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
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 on the sidelines of the EU-Russia Summit.
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana (left), European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (centre) and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the EU-Russia Summit.
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (left) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on the sidelines of the EU-Russia Summit.
Photo: Itar-Tass/STA

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