More partnership with Russia

EU and Russia

It would be in the West’s interest to include Russia in its political, economic and security plans, researcher Michael Emerson from the Centre for European Policy Studies writes in a new paper. He believes the next EU-Russia treaty should include emphasis on visa-free travel, free trade in goods and services, as well as rules relating to energy investments


Mr. Emerson also suggests that Russia joins NATO, for both share common security threats, writes in a commentary. The researcher believes that the new leadership in Russia might positively help develop relations between the country and the west