Disappointment And Lack Of Trust: Borrell On EU-Russia Relations

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Disappointment And Lack Of Trust: Borrell On EU-Russia Relations
Disappointment And Lack Of Trust: Borrell On EU-Russia Relations

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The idea to create Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok failed

Russia did not live up to the hopes placed in it and was unable to build a modern democracy

Many of the traditional pillars on which the bilateral relations between Russia and the EU were based are now gone

The conflict in Ukraine, the situation in the South Caucasus and the problem of Moldova in Transnistria became the main topics of discussion in relations between Russia and the European Union. But this is just the result. The situation in Belarus is also a problem point

  • The EU's economic ties with Russia have been damaged by sanctions, in particular, in the energy sector, in which the parties have cooperated for decades.

A full-fledged political dialogue between Russia and the European Union was interrupted in 2014 due to the conflict in Ukraine. This has also had a tangible impact on the Russian economy

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Borrell's visit to Russia had two goals. First, he was supposed to convey the EU's view on issues important for unification to the Russian authorities. In particular, on political freedoms, human rights and the situation with Navalny

The second purpose of the visit is to prepare for a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the European Union, as well as for a summit in the light of Russia's position on this issue. Borrell sought to understand how prepared the Russian authorities were to resume dialogue. Their answer seems obvious - no

Borrell expressed the opinion that imposing sanctions would be the right decision. He promised to make a concrete proposal in this regard in the near future

The visit of the head of the European diplomatic service, Josep Borrell, to Moscow took place on 4-6 February. During this time, Borrell met with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Russian public figures, journalists and business representatives. He noted that today there are areas in which Moscow and Brussels can and should work together to achieve constructive results.

In his speech to the European Parliament on February 9, the politician focused on the fact that Russia is increasingly distancing itself from Europe and European values, since, as it seems to Moscow, they pose a danger.

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