NEW policy brief
´Can and should the EU and Russia reset their relationship?´
by Katinka Barysch
Russia´s oil-fuelled boom has ended and President Medvedev is calling for radical improvements to the economy. Some EU politicians are tempted to offer Russia a ´modernisation partnership´ to re-launch the stalled EU-Russia relationship. However, any EU strategy that is predicated on positive change within today´s Russia carries a big risk of failure. There is scope for constructive co-operation in energy and climate change. But the EU should cut back on summits, go slow on a new treaty and be prepared for disagreements over the common neighbourhood.
Katinka Barysch is deputy director of the Centre for European Reform.
Please find the link below to policy brief:
Can and should the EU and Russia
reset their relationship?
by Katinka Barysch, February 2010