Europe in the World

Prospects for EU-Russia Relations

15 November 2004
Fraser Cameron (Senior Adviser to EPC on international programmes)



Relations between Russia and the EU have been called "a major failure" over the past weeks, following the cancellation of the joint summit scheduled for 11 November. Differences about the 'four common spaces' between the two partners have increased and authoritarian trends in Russia are of concern to Europeans. Samantha de Bendern and Fraser Cameron examine in this Issue Paper the economic and political prospects for EU-Russia relations as EU and Russian officials prepare to hold joint talks on 25 November.

Prospects for EU-Russia Relations

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