Vike-Freiberga, Halonen exchange views on Russia

  • 2006-04-26
  • From wire reports
HELSINKI - During a visit to Finland, President Vaira Vike-Freiberga cast doubt over Russia's reliability as a trading partner, while her Finnish counterpart, Tarja Halonen said Russia's attitudes toward the European Union were changing. Addressing an audience at Helsinki University on April 25, Vike-Freiberga noted the impact of political decisions on economic processes in Russia. Specifically, she said the ban on the export of Georgian wines is seen by Tbilisi as politically motivated, just like Russia's decision not to buy fruit and vegetables grown in the Caucasian state. She also po...
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