Ville Niinisto was nominated as the Head of the Delegation of the European Union Parliament to Russia

The appointment is due to be confirmed in the EU Parliament next week.

For example, Niinistö says in the press release that the focus of the delegation’s work is to support the activities of anti-Russian and non-governmental organizations.

– During this period, the Russian delegation could be used as a platform to challenge Russia’s human rights issues, authoritarian development and war policies. “As the head of the European Parliamentary Group for Russia, I want to be an active voice in challenging Russia’s deplorable position on the rule of law and human rights and criticizing Putin’s war policy,” Niinistö said in a press release.

Ties with Parliament severed

During the closing period, Niinistö was a deputy member of that delegation, and Centre’s MEP Elsie Kattainen served as deputy head of the delegation. The chairman was the Polish representative of the ECR group Ryszard Czarnecki.

The European Parliament has many representatives from different countries. Between the European Union and Russia delegation Established in the 1990s to maintain dialogue with Russia’s bicameral parliament, the Federal Assembly. However, communication with Russia’s upper house, or Federation Council, and lower house, or Duma, was disrupted in 2014 when Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula.

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