OREANDA-NEWSThe EU must find a reasonable balance between sanctions against Russia and interaction with this country. This was stated by EU diplomacy boss Josep Borrell, speaking on Monday at a video conference with the heads of diplomatic missions in Germany.

"We need to selectively engage with Russia on issues that are important to us. This does not contradict being firm. We need a reasonable balance between firmness and sanctions against Russia and a cautious attempt to interact in the electoral fields", he said.

On November 28, it was reported that the EU had finally formed the new composition of the European Commission, which would take office under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen from December 1.