LORDS

EU-Russia report to be debated

17 March 2015

On Tuesday 24 March the House of Lords will debate the House of Lords European Union Committee’s report on The EU and Russia: before and beyond the crisis in Ukraine.

The report concluded that the EU must ratchet up sanctions on Russia if the situation in Ukraine worsens. The report also stated that Russia’s action in a sovereign territory was unacceptable, but that in the run-up to the crisis, mistakes were made by the EU as well as Russia.

The report also stressed the need for the EU to look beyond the present crisis by undertaking work on the terms on which its relationship with Russia should be conducted in the long term. The report highlighted areas where the EU might be able to work with Russia to develop a genuinely collaborative relationship.

Speakers in the debate:

Lord Tugendhat, Chairman of the External Affairs Sub-Committee which prepared the report, will open the debate. 

Baroness Anelay of St Johns will respond for the Government.

Other Members of the House of Lords who are due to speak in the debate can be viewed here: Speakers’ Lists

Further information

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