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It’s time for realism in EU-Russia ties: France’s Macron

Posted by seumasach on September 2, 2018

This looks like the decisive,long-awaited moment. Prompted by Trump, who seems intent on US withdrawal from Europe, the EU leadership knows that it must now look east. Rumours that Turkey is about to default on its debt could draw the EU closer to avoid heavy loses but negotiations would no longer be about Turkey joining the EU but, rather, the EU joining Turkey, Russia, Iran and , above all, China. The EU project becomes the Eurasian project.

Reuters

30th August, 2018

HELSINKI (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron urged the European Union on Thursday to modernize its post-Cold War ties with Russia and pursue “strategic relations” with Turkey as well as other close neighbors, including in defense matters.

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Juncker calls for EU/EEU cooperation

Posted by seumasach on November 22, 2015

EU’s Deepening Ties With Russia Result of ‘Putin’s Sophisticated Diplomacy’

Sputnik

20th November, 2015

Russia’s active efforts in fighting terrorism in Syria have impressed the EU so much that European countries are now looking for closer ties with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

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