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Tuesday's ceremony was attended by six EU diplomats and US actor Steven Seagal

EU drafts belated Russian political funding ban, flubs Putin boycott

New sanctions are to ban Russian money from EU politics after the 2024 election, but six EU nations still attended the inauguration of Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (7 May). 

The 14th round of Russia sanctions will strike back at Russia's subversion of EU elections in the wake of the Russiagate affair, which saw Moscow accused of paying cash bribes to MEPs vi...

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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.

Tuesday's ceremony was attended by six EU diplomats and US actor Steven Seagal

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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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