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Commenting article: Diplomats Say Russia Targets Bulgaria, 6 Other EU States in Drive to Kill Sanctions - Reuters

Bulgaria and six other EU Member States of southern and eastern Europe is one of the main targets of Russia’s efforts to end the economic sanctions of the bloc imposed over the Ukraine crisis, Reuters has reported, citing diplomats.

According to several unnamed Moscow-based EU diplomats, “Russia's tactic of methodically lobbying southern and eastern EU member states is starting to seriously erode the bloc's unity on the issue, making it potentially harder to renew them next time,” Reuters said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Slovenia on Saturday is part of the Russia’s diplomatic offensive to find a way around the sanctions by “targeting countries it thinks are softer”, one diplomat has said.

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#1
George Zheliazkov - 1 Aug 2016 // 22:35:41

It\'s ridiculous and astonishing how our American friends continue to manipulate and divide Europe.
They turned you into puppets!
First the meddling in Ukraine, then the sanctions, then the NATO expansion ant etc.....
Wake up Europe, wake up Russia and start cooperation and collaboration! Expand trade!
Forget about sanctions!
Russia in the mean while should focus on Asia and invest heavily into the development of their western territories and cooperation/trade with India and China!

#2
Ivailo Ivanov - 1 Aug 2016 // 22:53:51

Do not worry..!!!!! with axes and bombs and knives the immigrants will teach the German and French and the Poles to respect more their European cultural and economic space....they will remove the sanctions not the six other EU states... and USA cant stop that..USA performed the ultimate treachery to Europe so they are losing it.

#3
George Zheliazkov - 2 Aug 2016 // 13:57:32

"Eastern territories I meant".....
Obviously I had too much western influence with the " development of the American Wild West" .
For Russia this happens to be the wild East over a century later....

Anyhow the US is making money after all and the sanctions are meant to weaken the competitiveness of Europe...

The small example below.
http://sputniknews.com/business/20160801/1043841837/boeing-russia-cis.html

#4
Sandro of Chegem - 4 Aug 2016 // 04:35:20

Not that they produce anything anymore (usa national debt is 20 trillion) except WMD & war, so forget about these short-term sanctions by usa war-mongers..
They cost our Bg economy the largest economic boost since the end of the Soviet era.. By that I mean the South-Stream pipeline..
Russia is the world leader in oil exports, its economy quickly stabilised from the illegal economic sanctions, and its future is much brighter than our chicken-shit Bulgaria..

It is good to see the Russians boycotting our tourist season; the beaches are much less crowded without them, & Crimea has gained..

Yankee go Home

#5
Warfou - 4 Aug 2016 // 15:20:54

A trip to Bulgaria is now a luxury in Russia, where teacher earns 15k roubles, which 5x less than in Poland and 2x less than in Bulgaria.

#6
George Zheliazkov - 4 Aug 2016 // 17:36:10

Warfou, sanctions are bad for everyone!

Advertising the micro economy of Poland and its modest short term success is just being shortsighted with head buried into the sand.....Those sanctions are hurting Russia, Poland and all of Europe....

Russia, (btw with absolutely no intent to advertise it) has a huge long term potential for growth and development based on its strategic location, natural resources and landmass. Sadly the rest of Europe doesn't have all that bright future and potential. It's just the new global reality and the future economic development of the world.
Check the links and examples below for the western countries and emerging markets and their GDP part from the global economy. The western GDP portion is shrinking rapidly.

The "dying stars" below

Here US (the pride of the western world)

https://www.quandl.com/data/ODA/USA_PPPSH-United-States-Share-of-World-GDP-based-on-PPP

Germany

https://www.quandl.com/data/ODA/DEU_PPPSH-Germany-Share-of-World-GDP-based-on-PPP

France

https://www.quandl.com/data/ODA/FRA_PPPSH-France-Share-of-World-GDP-based-on-PPP

UK

https://www.quandl.com/data/ODA/GBR_PPPSH-United-Kingdom-Share-of-World-GDP-based-on-PPP

and etc....


Here is the new brave bright emerging world...

China

https://www.quandl.com/data/ODA/CHN_PPPSH-China-Share-of-World-GDP-based-on-PPP

India

https://www.quandl.com/data/ODA/IND_PPPSH-India-Share-of-World-GDP-based-on-PPP

Indonesia

https://www.quandl.com/data/ODA/IDN_PPPSH-Indonesia-Share-of-World-GDP-based-on-PPP

And etc...

Here is all of the world.

https://www.quandl.com/collections/economics/gdp-as-share-of-world-gdp-at-ppp-by-country

Bottom line here is that it's a different world out there with a rapidly changing environments and shifting financial balances!
Get used to reality!

#7
George Zheliazkov - 4 Aug 2016 // 17:43:44

Just do the research yourself on their website and see the graphs...
Www.quandl.com

#8
George Zheliazkov - 4 Aug 2016 // 18:51:14

Tech Support people,

go to "Go to the Share This plugin configuration settings. Go to the step where to see “Measure copy and shares of your website’s content/URL options. Uncheck both the boxes and go to the next step and save the settings.

That way you will enable the links posted above and remove the blocking extensions "#s t h a s h......d p u f"

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