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News Analysis: How Syriza's Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia

A Eurasianet partner post from <a href="http://www.rferl.org/content/how-syriza-win-changes-eu-russia-policy/26…;

BRUSSELS -- The election win by Greece's far-left Syriza party has focused attention on the impact that a potential "Grexit" could have on the eurozone economies.

But equally important is the effect this watershed victory could have on EU foreign policy -- especially in relation to Russia and its neighbors.

A look at how Syriza members in the European Parliament have voted on foreign-policy resolutions related to Russia and the Eastern Partnership countries in recent months gives an indication of where things could be headed.

Syriza members of the European Parliament voted against the Association Agreement with Ukraine in the autumn of 2014, which was supported by the majority of the Strasbourg chamber. They also abstained in the vote on Association Agreements for Georgia and Moldova, as well as in supporting a resolution condemning the closing of the Russian human rights NGO Memorial.

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A Eurasianet partner post from <a href="http://www.rferl.org/content/how-syriza-win-changes-eu-russia-policy/26…;

News Analysis: How Syriza's Win Could Change EU Policy On Russia

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