Rahr: Europe soberly understands that the conflict with Russia just cannot be stopped


Disagreements between the European Union and Russia do exist and they are serious, but not so much as to unleash another "cold war" for this. The EU soberly evaluates what is happening and understands perfectly well that if a real conflict with the Russian Federation arises, then it will not be possible to stop it just like that, without consequences. About this newspaper "Sight" said political scientist from Germany Alexander Rahr, commenting on words Head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell on Brussels' unwillingness to aggravate relations with Moscow.


The expert noted that Europe pays great attention to "Russian problems". Currently, there are two points of view on how the Europeans should build further relations with the Russians. He clarified that Borrell speaks on behalf of the part of Europe that normally belongs to the Russian Federation.

On the one hand, Eastern European countries and partly Western Europeans, such as the Green Party in Germany, are in favor of a very tough dialogue with Russia. On the other hand, there is a more welcoming Western Europe

- he explained.

Rahr explained that Europe sees Russia "building up its muscles" and is gradually moving away from cooperation with the EU. This is very unpleasant for many Europeans, because they do not want to lose Russia, even taking into account the fact that Moscow will not take the path of Euro-Atlanticism.

The differences are, of course, serious, but not enough to start a new Cold War. What for? Because of which? Because of different values? This is funny

- he is convinced.

The political scientist added that the contradictions sometimes reach the point of absurdity. For example, the EU is in no hurry to approve a Russian vaccine against COVID-19. He called it madness to speculate that the Russians could stop being allowed into the EU because of this. Moscow will respond in a mirror image that it will be tantamount to a new "iron curtain". However, there are enough sane people in Europe who will not allow such a development of events.

He drew attention to the fact that official Berlin is ready to conduct a dialogue with Moscow if violations of human rights in the Western sense stop in the Russian Federation. Moreover, in Russia such policies viewed as an unceremonious interference in their internal affairs.

Because of this, the conflict can become even more dangerous, which is why Borrell is right when he calls for finding common ground despite existing contradictions.

He summed up.
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) 11 May 2021 18: 32
    +4
    Europe does not have something on which Russia would be critically dependent. Europe, as we found out in general, is a vegetable garden in Russia - well, judging by the actions of farmers in France and Poland - who demand to open sales markets, otherwise their farms suffer losses

    PS And Russia has fuel (gas, oil, timber, coal). And in Europe, you can't cut wood either, and they plan to cover coal and they have claims to the nuclear power plant.

    USA they are normally so lowered through the green
  2. GRF Online GRF
    GRF 11 May 2021 18: 47
    +5
    If borrel is a normal part of Heb. experience, then I agree with the ancestor:

    Shut up, shameful Europe and do not swing your rights! You just have Russia. oops, you think it's a head! F.I. Tyutchev .. (1867)
  3. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 11 May 2021 22: 56
    -1
    As always from life, but this time not funny.
    One guy from the class, even in the MVT worked alone, moved to Kiev, the second marriage to a young, millionaire.
    Recently it was reported that Sasha died of a virus ... ((((
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 13 May 2021 03: 52
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    Rahr: Europe soberly understands that the conflict with Russia just cannot be stopped

    Disagreements between the European Union and Russia do exist and they are serious, but not so much as to unleash another "cold war" for this. The EU soberly evaluates what is happening and understands perfectly well that if a real conflict with the Russian Federation arises, then it will not be possible to stop it just like that, without consequences.

    - Damn ... - What nonsense are they talking about here ... - either Illarionov, then this Rar ...
    - Well, Illarionov can still be understood ... - it is he "And I want to go to Russia ..." and so on ... - And this Rar, then what is it ... here ... here. .. - Well, just ... - Hahah ...
    - What other "Differences between the European Union and Russia"; kokoy still "real conflict with RF" ... - this Rar from the moon, perhaps, fell ???
    - There is an ordinary and incessant persecution of Russia ... - That's all ...
    - True, Zap Europe today is in the position of France, which was defeated by Hitler (and to which France later swore allegiance ... - in its loyalty and devotion) ... - But the difference is that Zap Europe ... is also defeated today .. - and she (Zap Europe) knows this; but she doesn't know ... - who defeated her ... - Or rather, Zap Europe does not know ... - who should she swear to ... - That is the question ... - Well, and ... - on every case arranges persecutions against Russia ... - this is the right tried and tested path and in this direction you will not be mistaken ... - That's all ... - Hahah ...
    - And as for ... who will still have to swear allegiance to Western Europe today; then there is some "discrepancy" ...
    - You can't swear allegiance to China ... - it is too far away and today its position is not one of the best ... - China can collapse on its feet of clay ... - It overloaded itself and can collapse under its own weight ... - like a bicycle that will simply be stopped ... - And the Americans can easily stop it today ... - And even Russia, which is ready to do everything for China ... - will not help here ... - Well, there will not be our needy in the currency of the state ... - furiously buy up all Chinese rolled metal products, all heavy equipment, all products of Chinese industry;
    and Russian citizens to buy wholesale Chinese cars (cars and others); and sweep away all Chinese consumer goods under the net ...
    - And who will do it; if Western Europe, under pressure from the United States, begins to boycott Chinese products (besides ... - the Americans will immediately slip in theirs) ... - So who will buy ??? - Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, or what ??? - Yes, it's a week to laugh ... - They don't need this Chinese junk ... -Yes, they'll just be glad if China falls into the Underworld at all ...
    - This is Western Europe and it is necessary to "make a choice" ... - to whom to "lean" ... - Here it is, according to the (already ingrained) "habit" ... - and "shows its manifestations" towards Russia ... - And this Zap Europe will prefer, most likely ... - and remain under the auspices of the United States ... - And all these "rares", "borrels" and others ... - it's just for the need of the day ...