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Russian banker Mikhail Fridman, pictured here in 2015 (Photo: LetterOne Group)

Two Russian bankers left in EU limbo, despite court victory

Two Russian bankers have come closer to wriggling off the EU blacklist due to flimsy evidence, auguring badly for similar court rulings expected before summer.

The EU's General Court in Luxembourg "annulled" the 2022 blacklisting of two Russian finance chiefs in a verdict on Wednesday (10 April).

The EU Council had managed to prove "a degree of proximity between Petr Aven and Mikhail Fridman and [Russian president] Vladimir Putin or his entourage", it said.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Russian banker Mikhail Fridman, pictured here in 2015 (Photo: LetterOne Group)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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