Liam Halligan

Europe will reconcile with Russia, and soon. It can’t afford not to

Sanctions over Ukraine hurt Germany and France far more than anyone else – Moscow included

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin opens a throttle during the opening ceremony for the Russian section of the Russia-China oil pipeline in the far eastern region of Amur on August 29, 2010. (ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

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