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Is the EU a relevant political threat to the Russian federation (post 2022 invasion of Ukraine)?

There is one way in which the EU is a threat to Russia, but it isn't the "Make Russia act in the interests of the EU" kind of threat. The EU is more economically successful than Russia, and ...
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In Europe, what happens when an embassy is doing all they can to start a war with the host country?

For the most part, embassies can only be established in a country with that country's permission (it gets more complicated if a country agrees to host an international organization). The host country ...
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In Europe, what happens when an embassy is doing all they can to start a war with the host country?

Once this pattern of behaviour is clear, the Ambassador will be called for an interview with the Foreign Minister of the host state and told in no uncertain terms to stop this nonsense. If they refuse ...
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Is the EU a relevant political threat to the Russian federation (post 2022 invasion of Ukraine)?

To add a bit to the recent quote given in convert's answer, Russia's government has pretty much always seen the EU as the "lesser evil" compared to NATO, from their perspective. Consequently,...
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Why was Jörg Haider so disliked by European leaders?

From Wikipedia's summary, Heider attacked Islam declaring it incompatible with democracy. He also contested bilingualism in the southern region of Austria where his fief was. The target of the latter ...
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In Europe, what happens when an embassy is doing all they can to start a war with the host country?

In addition to the answers by John and cpast, for practical purposes a lot might depend on: The views of the foreign government on the conduct. Are the diplomats acting under orders from their ...
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Is the EU a relevant political threat to the Russian federation (post 2022 invasion of Ukraine)?

If Russia has ambitions to invade some of the EU member states then, yes, collective defence agreements are the big problem for them because EU in completeness may be stronger. If there are no such ...
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Why did EU fail to reduce their dependence on Russian natural gas?

It was expected that by earning lots of money from Europe, Russia will value good relations, successful trading contracts, and will see no reason of engaging into conflicts that would cost money. ...
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Is the EU a relevant political threat to the Russian federation (post 2022 invasion of Ukraine)?

Acording to a statement by russian representative to UN which can be read in this article, Russia sees EU membership of Ukraine as a similar threat like NATO. Here the translation of the relevante ...
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