Building the United Europe of the Future Without a Dividing Line Between the European Union and Russia
April 8, 2008
I am Irina Pashkovskaya, Ph.D. in Law & Master of Laws, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Euro-Atlantic Security, Scientific Coordination Council for International Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
I would like to post my idea of Building the United Europe of the Future Without a Dividing Line Between the European Union and Russia.
Now in both – the European Union and Russia – there is no evidence of a clear and profound understanding of the reality of how we are not only needed, but are even indispensable to each other.
I am convinced that the EU-Russian relations could be fruitful and of value to the both sides. At the same time I am sure that a positive change in the EU-Russian relations is impossible without creating a huge theoretical basis for their foundation. I have no doubt that common EU-Russian efforts could contribute to the developing these new fundamentals for an absolutely different – positive – attitude between the European Union and Russia.
That is why I have conceived an EU-Russian joint publication under the title “What do we mean to each other?” with the authors of essays being the leading EU and Russian politicians and theorists who would really make impetus to the forming of a new relationship of mutual trust and understanding between the European Union and Russia.Author : EMI