The ruling concluded an hours-long court hearing set up at a police precinct where the opposition politician was detained after his arrest upon arrival in Moscow.
Germany’s bilateral order with local pharmaceutical company could strain relations with other member states as the race to sweep up vaccines heats up.
Britain-European Union ties will now be based on the 2020 divorce settlement, as well as the Trade and Cooperation Agreement sealed on Thursday.
Sterling advanced against both the dollar and euro, while both London and Paris ended little changed.
Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with the EU looks certain to be passed when parliament is recalled on December 30 after the main opposition Labour party said it would vote in favour despite misgivings.
British and European negotiators have found a way forward on most issues, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen says as talks on a post-Brexit trade deal continue.
European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and his UK counterpart David Frost will continue negotiations on Monday, focusing on the issues of free and fair competition and reciprocal access to markets and waters.
With less than three weeks until the UK’s final split from the European Union, key aspects of the future relationship between the 27-nation bloc and its former member remain unresolved.
Both sides say they want to agree arrangements to cover nearly $1 trillion in annual trade but talks are at an impasse, with Britain standing to lose zero-tariff and zero-quota access to huge European single market.
The seven-year budget and recovery package is considered vital for many European countries whose economies have been devastated by the virus.
Three main issues remain unresolved: fisheries, ensuring fair competition guarantees and ways to solve future disputes.
The pause in drawn out talks came despite a tight deadline, with Britain due to leave the EU single market on December 31 with or without a trade agreement.
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