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Ladies and Gentlemen,

We have held a session of the Committee for the Russian-Polish Cooperation Strategy, where we reviewed main areas of our bilateral interaction. Representatives of ministries and agencies of the two countries dealing with issues of trade, economic and investment cooperation, development of cultural, humanitarian and educational ties participated in the session.

We consider this format to be rather effective, and we are delighted to report that our work resulted in the signature (in front of your eyes) of the Programme 2020 in Russian-Polish relations.

It is difficult to define the exact moment when in Europe there was a soft click of a switch and the "Belavezha Accords" were launched, which slowly but logically brought the European Union before our eyes. However, distinctly visible cracks appeared long before the financial crisis, which clearly polarized the interests of the "periphery" and the center, the new and old members of the club.

Today, sharp differences have come to light in the infighting between the founding fathers themselves, dissatisfied with Brussels and each other’s policies. This applies to such fundamental issues as competition in the domestic markets, the distribution of benefits and credits, and migration policy.

The Trieste summit consigned to history, the Italian and Russian governments agreed to meet in Soči, seat of the Winter Olympic Games in 2014, during a year that presents itself as one of great importance for both countries and the relaunch of Euro-Russian relationships.

An expert of “International Affairs” Vladislav Gulevich talks about the nature of the recent protests in Ukraine and the Western-led Ukrainian opposition. The geopolitical aftermaths of the would-be association agreement

  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 9-12-2013, 13:54
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