Lavrov says Europe has ‘lost monopoly’ on regional integration as East rises – ‘EU needs renovation’

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Russian foreign minister says European project failing to provide security and prosperity for continent, while EU wastes its energies on confronting Russia to please Washington. “A unified Europe still hasn’t been built,” Sergey Lavrov said in his keynote address at the Munich Security Conference. “Everyday issues – from eradicating terrorism, to providing steady economic growth – have not been addressed with adequate solutions.” Instead, the Russian diplomat said that Europe has been happy to play “follower” to Washington’s “leader” all while pursuing a “NATO-centric” foreign policy.

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