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The EU-Russia summit in St. Petersburg: Another ‘new’ beginning?

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The relationship between the EU and Russia – the ‘strategic partnership’, as it has been called – is of clear geopolitical and economic importance. The EU and Russia are the two main political poles in contemporary Europe. It is hard to imagine any politically salient pan-European project moving forward without both parties’ agreement and active support.

ESPO Policy Brief 4, July 2012.
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