Отношения России и ЕС: текущий кризис и возможности нормализации
Adstract. The article studies the current acute crisis in the relations between Russia and the EU and offers a broader political framework for the analysis and practical proposals for the gradual normalization of these relations. A relatively new situation has emerged in Russia – EU relations today, opening up additional opportunities for restoring normal cooperation. The analysis of the main contradictions between the EU and Russia and the five principles of the EU policy towards Russia show that there remains a common political and economic basis for improving relations. For each crisis issue, including the Ukrainian crisis, it is possible to find ways for a mutually beneficial solution. To begin with, the official contacts in the framework of existing treaties and agreements could be partially or temporarily resumed (including the level of Russia – EU summits); the selective partnership should be intensified as well.