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A Theoretical Approach On The Strategic Partnership Between The European Union And The Russian Federation


  • Razvan-Alexandru GENTIMIR

    () (Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iasi, Romania)


The purpose of this paper is to explore the theoretical approaches of the „strategic partnership” concept, and then applying them to the relationship and cooperation between the European Union and the Russian Federation, thus emphasizing its evolution. The base of this article lays on a literature review that gathers recent articles and several studies of some researchers in the field, providing some professional information on the subject. Findings reveal that there has not yet got to a general definition of the concepts, researchers and not only would agree upon, and, when applying it to the EU-Russia relation, that there are some mutual benefits as a result of the cooperation. This article shows that, despite of the fact that the startup of the cooperation between the two major global powers was a good one, it now has reached some kind of dead moment, when policy contradictions block the evolution of the partnership.

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  • Razvan-Alexandru GENTIMIR, 2015. "A Theoretical Approach On The Strategic Partnership Between The European Union And The Russian Federation," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 7(2), pages 288-295, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2015:v:7:i:2:p:288-295

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    1. Julie Smith, 2003. "Enlarging the European Union," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 41, pages 115-117, September.
    2. Andy Smith, 2003. "Why European Commissioners Matter," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 41(1), pages 137-155, March.
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    Strategic partnership; cooperation; European Union; Russian Federation; evolution; policy;

    JEL classification:

    • F00 - International Economics - - General - - - General
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • F50 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - General


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