March 20, 2013 21:22
Cyprus situation may evoke series of local financial crises - Medvedev (Part 2)
GORKY, Moscow region. March 20 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev thinks that the situation in Cyprus may be the beginning of a new series of financial crises.
"Beyond any doubt everyone in the EU is concerned about this situation which may trigger a new series of local financial crises," Medvedev said in an interview with a number of European media and Interfax.
Asked whether the decision taken to solve the Cypriot debt problem will affect Russia-EU relations, Medvedev said: "We must wait until final decisions are made."
Commenting on the current situation, he said that such decisions "are of expropriator, confiscator nature."
"[The measure] is absolutely unprecedented. I cannot compare it to anything but some decisions made at a certain period of time by the Soviet authorities that did not care much about people's savings," Medvedev said.
He recalled that people live in the 21st century in conditions of a global market economy and the right to property and main provisions dealing with the banking system need to be observed.
A delegation of Cypriot ministers is visiting Russia, he said. "Deputy Prime Minister [Igor] Shuvalov met them at my order. They are continuing to discuss the issue right now," Medvedev said.
"I hope that in the end a very balanced decision that will both help Cyprus and will not spoil our relations with the EU will be made," he said.
Particular attention will be paid to the Cyprus issue at the upcoming meeting between the Russian government and members of the European Commission due in Moscow on Friday, he said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 22, 2013
Launch date of light version of Angara space vehicle not set yet - space center official
Kaunas Power Plant in talks with Gazprom to remit penalties for unredeemed gas
Shoigu trying to rectify state of Defense Ministry as far as possible - Zyuganov
Investigation of two Rosbank managers not affecting business - acting CEO
Shoigu discusses budget issues with State Duma deputies
Ukraine to cut sugar production 33%-37.5% in 2013/2014 MY
TGK-7 genco to hold AGM June 28
No need for monkeys, dogs in space, any research can be done on humans - expert
CORRECTED: KDM Shipping to increase capital 37% with private stock placement
Heavy version of Angara should be launched in late 2014 - official
KSG Agro IFRS net profits drop 57% in 2012
PACE itself to decide on monitoring Russia - CoE Secretary General
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has given an interview to Interfax ahead of his visit to Russia on May 16-19 in which he speaks about the goals of his visit, pressing tasks that the UN face, the organization‘s reform, as well as topical issues on the international agenda, including situation in Syria and the Middle East settlement.
Deputy NATO Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, who is visiting Moscow for an informal conference of former U.S. ambassadors to Russia and Russian ambassador to the United States, has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about NATO-Russia cooperation, as well as pressing issues on the international agenda, such as the missile defense issue, North Korea, Syria and Afghanistan.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague has given an interview to Interfax‘ journalist Olga Golovanova ahead of the 2+2 meeting slated for March 13 in London, on which he speaks about the agenda of the upcoming 2+2 talks, the whole range of British-Russian relations, including human rights, as well as pressing international issues notably Syria.