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Understanding Conflict between Russia and the EU: The Limits by S. Prozorov PDF

By S. Prozorov

ISBN-10: 0230625339

ISBN-13: 9780230625334

ISBN-10: 140399689X

ISBN-13: 9781403996893

Realizing clash among Russia and the european addresses the conflictual matters in EU-Russian kin and provides an leading edge thought for the knowledge in their emergence. Drawing on up to date learn information, the writer argues that conflicts in EU-Russian kinfolk are generated via the conflict of ideas of kingdom sovereignty and overseas integration, which represent the regulations of each side.

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The problematic of exclusion is able to unfold within an ever-widening discursive space, since it ultimately touches upon the very question of Russian identity in relation to Europe. ‘The discussion about Russia’s inclusion in Europe is as much a question of identification, of value choice, as it is a matter of deciding on the vector of economic development and political strategy’ (Leshukov, 2000: 26). The issue of exclusion, originally arising in the specific context of the extension of the Schengen visa regime, is in this manner articulated with the more 32 Understanding Conflict between Russia and the EU interpretative discourse on Russia’s relation to Europe and its ‘European identity’.

Besides the CIS, the European dimension is our second priority in foreign policy, determined by deep historical traditions. At the same time, in Europe we face a multitude of problems, from the attempts to undermine our territorial integrity in Chechnya and Kaliningrad to the discrimination of Russian exports and smear campaigns in the media’ (Rogozin, 2004e). Having been appointed 40 Understanding Conflict between Russia and the EU the presidential representative in the EU–Russian negotiations on the question of Kaliningrad, Rogozin has repeatedly argued that EU– Russian cooperation may be mutually beneficial and that previous less than satisfactory outcomes of this cooperation may in part be due to the inert and insufficiently assertive nature of Russian policy-making: We do have [allies] in Europe.

We have a long and stable tradition of relations with the so-called ‘old’ Europe: France, Italy, Germany. There is also a ‘young’ Europe – Poland, the Czech Republic . . which offers great potential for Russia and we will develop strong relations with it. (Rogozin, 2004g) We must not expect new initiatives from Euro-bureaucrats, but must seize the initiative ourselves, insist on being listened to and respected, put our own Southern borders in order, strengthen the fight against document forgery, stop illegal migration, etc.

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