Explained: Who is Patriarch Kirill, the religious leader facing threat of sanctions from the EU

The European Commission, the executive wing of the European Union, has reportedly proposed sanctions against Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church and a close ally of President Vladimir Putin. Kirill, according to a Reuters report, has been added to a draft blacklist that includes hundreds of individuals with ties to the Kremlin, … Read more

India, EU agreed to jointly address challenges from aggressive behavior of authoritarian regimes: EU chief | India News

India and EU agreed last week to jointly address challenges to their free and open societies from, among other things, aggressive behavior of authoritarian regimes, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an exclusive interview for TOI’s Sachin Parashar.Von der Leyen, who has accused Russia of using gas as an instrument of blackmail, … Read more