In response to Moscow's diplomatic slap in the face, Berlin calls for closer cooperation with the Russian Federation


While the United States is studying the issue of imposing sanctions on Russia's sovereign debt, Germany has appealed to its European partners to restore damaged relations with the Russian Federation for closer cooperation on climate change issues. Thus, Berlin unexpectedly went to cooperate with Moscow in response to a diplomatic slap in the face of Brussels, writes the German edition bne IntelliNews, citing sources from the British newspaper Financial Times.


The document will be officially presented by Germany on March 22, 2021 at the next meeting of the foreign ministers of the EU countries. It says that the EU must develop a "concrete and detailed strategy" on the issue of global warming and "selectively involve" the Russian Federation in solving these problems.

In early February, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, visited Moscow, but this did not stop the Russians from expelling three European diplomats from the country. The EU is currently split over Russia. Major European companies continue to invest in Russia, which is one of the community's leading trading partners.

If Washington prohibits Americans from buying ruble bonds or Eurobonds of the Russian Ministry of Finance, Moscow's reaction could be very harsh. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has already warned of very unpleasant consequences. Russians openly call restrictions against their sovereign debt an act economic War.

Before that, despite the difficulties in relations, the Kremlin had entered into dialogue on a variety of issues. Therefore, Berlin is trying to use Brussels to reduce tensions between Washington and Moscow.

There is no doubt that the document calling for a softening of Moscow’s stance will cause even more discord within the EU. But teasing Russia with sanctions can be fraught with risks. Now the majority of European countries are in favor of cooperation with the Russian Federation to one degree or another. Only Poland and the Baltic countries are against.

Fundamental changes in the external policy Moscow is not expected, but for the EU, relations with the Russian Federation should be a priority. Then at least there will be an opportunity to influence something and push Russians to solve problems that are important for Europeans. The document is still marked as "unofficial", but this is a normal political practice in Europe.
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  1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 11 March 2021 20: 16
    +3
    Germany appealed to its European partners with an appeal to restore damaged relations with the Russian Federation for closer cooperation on climate change issues. laughing Thus, Berlin unexpectedly went to cooperate with Moscow in response to a diplomatic slap in the face of Brussels,

    "That never happened and again" .....
    Europe reacted sensitively to a good slap in the face with an uncomplicated message to look for other partners if Russia is not happy with it.
    These "partners" do not understand any other language due to their genetic memory.

    The EU should develop a “concrete and detailed strategy” on global warming and "Selectively attract" the Russian Federation to the solution of these problems.

    However, the Eurokolkhoz, represented by its “commissars” in dusty cylinders, started the usual song “we attract here, we do not attract, here we will try to wrap the herring in them”.
    Conclusion?
    We haven't learned anything yet.
    Nothing, we are patient, we have nowhere to rush. (China is an example for us)

    Fundamental changes in Moscow's foreign policy are not expected, but for EU relations with the Russian Federation should be a priority... Then at least there will be an opportunity to influence something and push Russians to solve problems that are important for Europeans.

    Duty statement, declaration of intent.
    Translated from diplomatic blah blah blah about nothing.

    Were noted in the next "commitment to peace and good neighborliness"
    And climate change fellow
    1. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
      Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 12 March 2021 05: 20
      +1
      These "partners" do not understand any other language due to their genetic memory.

      The Poles and Balts have not yet understood this ... sooner or later they will also have to be revived.
      And so I'm only for ... Guys, let's live together ...

      smile Leopold come out ... come out you mean coward.
    2. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 13 March 2021 07: 38
      0
      Then at least there will be an opportunity to influence something and push Russians to solve problems that are important for Europeans.

      Because joint work, for my benefit - it unites.
      ―Matroskin ...
  2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
    A.Lex (Secret information) 11 March 2021 20: 48
    -1
    And I want to. And the Yankee mom doesn't want to inject!
  3. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 12 March 2021 07: 49
    +1
    Everything is as always: words about good intentions, which, as a rule, do not turn into deeds, and therefore lead to hell. The experience of history teaches that excessive gullibility in relations with the West is flawed if it is not supported by a fair amount of skepticism. Time and deeds will show where the road leads.
  4. Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
    Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 12 March 2021 09: 00
    +2
    In response to Moscow's diplomatic slap ...

    Not in response, but thanks to this slap in the face, Berlin came out of its Russophobic coma for a moment. Another series of slaps in the face is urgently needed to finally bring Europe back to its senses.
  5. Anatoly Gritsenko (Anatoly Gritsenko) 12 March 2021 10: 53
    +1
    The Reich should pray for RUSSIA, and not creep under the United States, it's time for them to understand who is who, and not endlessly step on the rake, well, it seems they are not fools, they should finally understand something.