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    Deputy Chief Spokeswoman of the European Commission said that Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission will discuss Brussels-Moscow relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission will discuss Brussels-Moscow relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), the Deputy Chief Spokeswoman of the European Commission said Friday.

    "I’m sure they will discuss the relations between the EU and Russia," Mina Andreeva told a press conference.

    According to the spokeswoman, Juncker assured last week that there would be no "softening of European positions in St. Petersburg."

    The 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which is being organized under the auspices of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is due to take place on June 16-18. The forum is organized annually and attended by business representatives and officials from dozens of countries.

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