Anyway, well, EU publicly slapped the face of the White House. Recently, the White House has been slapped many times, both by Russia and by their allies in Europe and Middle East...
Europe must treat Russia with more decency, improve the relationship, and not let EU policies be dictated by Washington, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a surprise speech in Germany.
It is now critical for the EU to work on its relations with Russia, Juncker said in the southern German town of Passau: “We must make efforts towards a practical relationship with Russia. It is not sexy but that must be the case, we can’t go on like this.”
Moreover, the US needs to keep its influence out of EU relations with other countries, Juncker added.
“Russia must be treated decently … We can’t let our relationship with Russia be dictated by Washington.”
EU-Russia relations have deteriorated since the EU imposed sanctions on Russia for its alleged role in the Ukrainian conflict. The Russian government has unswervingly denied these allegations.