“He (the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. –) use this opportunity (a visit to the St Petersburg economic forum. – ) to convey to the Russian leadership, as well as to a wider audience the EU perspective on the current state of relations between Russia and the European Union”, — said the representative of the European Commission.
That Juncker has accepted the invitation of the Russian authorities to visit the St. Petersburg economic forum, the representative of the EC told Reuters on may 30. She noted that the European Commission President will arrive in Saint Petersburg on June 16.
At the same time the official representative of the EC winterstein Alexander, said the Agency “Interfax” that Juncker has not yet made a final decision. “The President has not yet made a final decision. Now he is on a journey and we, of course, will announce his decision prior to this event,” said, Winterstein.