FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 15 (2012)   

The EU and Russia cease to be a priority for each other:
The squabble over WTO membership reveals the defunct state of the strategic partnership

Published 19.12.2012

Vadim Kononenko
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The EU-Russia strategic partnership has had its ups and downs but is currently facing a very different challenge. Despite many arguments, Brussels and Moscow never doubted the overall significance of their relationship. However, at the present time, they are evidently less interested in treating each other as priority partners.