Russia should think in advance about the areas in which this will be more desirable. In addition to the recurring issues of the visa regime and the access of Russian companies to direct investment in the EU fuel and energy sectors, these areas could include mutually beneficial harmonisation of measures vis-à-vis third countries, for example CIS members, which would also meet their interests. In any event, it is difficult to dispute that section 1.8. of the above-mentioned medium-term strategy for the development of relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union for the period 2000-2010 is still on paper. This section states that “the development of a partnership with the European Union will contribute to strengthening Russia as a leading force that will foster the creation of a new system of intergovernmental political and economic relations within the CIS.” However, the EU always acts in the opposite direction and not always in its own interest. So far, there is no reason to believe that these negotiations will lead to the conclusion of an ambitious and large-scale Strategic Partnership Treaty within a reasonable and agreed time frame. Instead, the answer to the question posed at the beginning of this article will be THE BCP-2 – with more definitive strategic objectives than the BCP-1. Thus, the economic part of a future agreement could contain a provision on a free trade area as a promising objective, which provides that negotiations on this subject will conclude international legal procedures for Russia`s accession to the WTO. With regard to a specific date for the establishment of a free trade area, the parties should perhaps follow the example of APEC, which over the past decade has set a relatively soft timetable for it until 2020. The Russian Federation was endeavouring to establish a close and comprehensive partnership with the European Union, based on the principles of equality, mutual benefit and respect for each other`s interests. Russia is the EU`s largest neighbour, which came even closer after the eu`s enlargement in 2004, 2007 and 2013. The above-mentioned and other circumstances will make the role of the European Union less and less important in the world, especially in the absence of an effective strategic partnership with Russia.
The same applies to Russia. The question is how to organise the strategic partnership between Russia and the EU. New agreement on scientific and technological cooperation In order to contribute to the practical implementation of the roadmap, the PPC Justice and Home Affairs met on 13 October 2005 and agreed to organise groups of conferences and seminars involving experts and practitioners in the fight against terrorism, cybercrime, document security and judicial cooperation. There was also an agreement on the development of enhanced cooperation between the European Border Agency (FRONTEX) and the Federal Border Security Service of Russia. It would also be desirable for the economic, scientific and technological provisions of a new basic agreement to have a broader legal framework for cooperation between Russia and the EU in research and production at company level and under the auspices of the state. These advanced synthetic forms of international economic relations, which go beyond the framework of traditional trade and play a key role in economic relations between companies in industrialized countries, are not yet developed as a priority in relations between Russia and the EU, and there are few cases of cooperation in research and production. . .