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    Russian Prime Minister Says Global Developments 'Dramatic'

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    Europe has witnessed integration crisis, EU-Russia relations have deteriorated, and a "migration collapse" is taking place, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

    MUNICH (Sputnik) — The development in the world over the past years has been "dramatic," as Europe does not stand united, EU-Russia relations have deteriorated, and a "migration collapse" is taking place, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

    "Before leaving for the conference, I met with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. We discussed the speech he delivered here, in Munich, in 2007. Back then, he talked about the fact that ideological stereotypes, double standards in international relations do not help to reduce tensions, but only increase them, leaving the international community with fewer and fewer opportunities to make important political decisions," Medvedev said.

    "Unfortunately, I must admit that the situation today is even more serious. The development since 2007 has been far more dramatic. There was and there is no unified Europe, our economies — all economies — are growing very slowly. Conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have intensified, a migration collapse has begun. EU-Russia relations have deteriorated, there is civil war in Ukraine," he added.

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