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The Relations Between The European Union And The Russian Federation Prior And After The Creation Of The Common Economic Space


  • Razvan-Alexandru GENTIMIR

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


Due to its geographical position and its cultural links, Russia has always had a special relation with Europe. In its attempt to shape its own place on the global stage, the Russian Federation has sometimes seen itself as an authentic European state, while in other cases and circumstances, it strongly supported and claimed its “Eurasian” features. Due to the enlargement of the European Union and its rise as a heavy international player, the European Union has turned into a geographical neighbor of the Russian Federation. From this perspective, it is not a surprising fact that the Russian Federation is to develop specific relations and shape a foreign policy with strategic features regarding the European Union. The institutional cooperation between the European Union and the Russian Federation aims at shaping a series of common objectives regarding the relations between the two sides and defining the actions needed in order to reach the proposed objectives, the implementation of the common projects considering the agreed order of priorities.

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  • Razvan-Alexandru GENTIMIR, 2015. "The Relations Between The European Union And The Russian Federation Prior And After The Creation Of The Common Economic Space," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 7(3), pages 700-707, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2015:v:7:i:3:p:700-707

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    Russian Federation; European Union; international stage; international player; cooperation; objectives;
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    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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