Zsuzsanna Vegh - 14 October 2016
Hungary will certainly oppose additional sanctions, but it is unlikely to veto a prolongation.
Caroline de Gruyter - 14 October 2016
Prime Minister Rutte, needing as much EU support as he can, will be firm on the status quo and extremely careful with everything else.
Fredrik Wesslau - 14 October 2016
Given Russia’s multiple moves to up the ante in recent weeks, Stockholm sees no reason for the EU to change direction.
Denica Yotova - 14 October 2016
Bulgaria's Russia policy could go in any direction after 6 November.
Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 14 October 2016
Spain is inclined towards conditional accommodation with Russia but tends to refrain from open overtures towards Moscow.
Silvia Francescon - 14 October 2016
Italy sees the European Council as a forum for policy and political discussion, where measures should be debated instead of simply adopted.
Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 14 October 2016
'Selective engagement' echoes perfectly France's preferred approach to Russia.
Josef Janning - 14 October 2016
Merkel does not want an escalation of Russia-bashing out of fear, as it would only reward the Kremlin’s scaremongering.
Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 15 September 2016
The vacuum created by Brexit could be the perfect opportunity for Spain to step up - if only it could form a government.
Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 15 September 2016
Concrete progress on central challenges are the way to respond to the crisis in Europe.
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