Anatoly Medetsky / The Moscow Times
The European Union will offer better trade ties and easier visa rules to six of Russia's neighbors on Thursday as it seeks their support for oil and gas pipelines bypassing Russia.
The Eastern Partnership — as the EU plan to build closer ties with the six countries is known — kicks off with an inaugural meeting in Prague on Thursday, followed the next day by a separate event focusing on Nabucco, the planned gas pipeline to bypass Russia.
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EU Offers Russia's Neighbors Perks for Energy