On October 5, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with representatives of European business working in Russia. According to Kommersant, Lavrov noted that politically, Russian-European relations are still far from ideal.
In turn, the businessmen expressed their hope that the meeting testifies to the continuing mutual interest. As a gift for Christmas, investors asked for a court decision in the Baring Vostok case, as well as to allow highly qualified foreign specialists to enter Russia, since many were cut off from work and families during the pandemic.
“As far as Christmas is concerned, it would be great if the Baring Vostok case had been adjudicated by that time,” said Johan Vanderplaetse, President of Schneider Electric Russia and the CIS.
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry did not promise anything.