Foreign Policy Impotence Brussels Pushes Firmer Stance after Embarrassment in Moscow

After the recent humiliation of its top diplomat by Russian officials, the European Union may now be heading toward stronger measures against Moscow. Tempers are running high in Brussels, though the bloc doesn't exactly have a strong history of common foreign policy.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and EU High Representative Josep Borrell in Moscow on Feb. 5: Cold War vernacular

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and EU High Representative Josep Borrell in Moscow on Feb. 5: Cold War vernacular

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DER SPIEGEL 7/2021
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Borrell wants to take "robust action" against Russia.
"It’s a big risk for Borrell, and I doubt he will make a proposal that has no chance of success."

Luxembourg Foreigen Minister Jean Asselborn

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