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Les Echos: For the sake of its future, Europe can turn towards Russia

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At the moment, Europe is not threatened by Brexit or the pan-European trend towards regional separatism. The countries of the Old World should be afraid, on the one hand, of China, which is making its way to the West by buying up natural resources and infrastructure. On the other hand, Brussels should be seriously wary of Washington with its digital and military-legal imperialism: the United States is increasingly moving away from the EU, isolating itself as the sole world hegemon. And then there is Russia. What should be the attitude of Europe towards Moscow?


Les Echos: For the sake of its future, Europe can turn towards Russia

Moscow. Centre. Monument to Zhukov


Where does Europe go with such a geopolitical state of affairs in the world? To endure constant humiliation from the Stars and Stripes "Hawk" or to fear the fire of the "Dragon" from the Celestial Empire? According to French journalists, there is a third way out for Europe - the path of strategic autonomy.

Of course, Brexit will hurt all spheres of the economy and public life of the European Union. The UK has nearly seventy million inhabitants and a GDP of $ 2,8 trillion. In addition, Her Majesty's arsenal has two hundred and fifteen nuclear ICBMs and a military budget of fifty billion annually.

It is clear that the vacuum from such a loss must be replenished in some way. And why not do this through an alliance with Russia and the rest of the EAEU member states. By making Moscow, Minsk, Yerevan and Nur-Sultan important partners, Brussels would gain nearly three hundred million people, a GDP of XNUMX trillion, and virtually unlimited natural resources. Plus, only the Russian Federation has six and a half thousand nuclear-powered cruise missiles in its arsenal.

The task of establishing a constructive dialogue between the EU and the EAEU is indeed not an easy one. But it is quite within the power of European and Russian diplomats and politicians to achieve mutually beneficial cooperation between Brussels and Moscow for the sake of the future of Europe. We can start by using the experience of cooperation in the field of energy, which is already functioning quite tolerably well. Further, it is necessary to expand the partnership to include virtual space and the exchange of modern technologies. Europeans would like to get out of American digital dominance, and Russia just has its own independent search platform, Yandex.

Naturally, the sphere of defense is also very important in such a dialogue between the EU and the Russian Federation. But there are no problems at all: it is possible to conduct joint military exercises both at sea - the Mediterranean and Black, and on land - from Portugal to the Trans-Urals. Moreover, common interests in the Middle East and Africa bring Europe and Russia closer together. The same Syria or Libya, for example, or the Iranian nuclear deal.

In any development of the geopolitical scenario in the world, the rapprochement of Europe and Russian Eurasia would play into the hands of Brussels. So the Russian-European chess game started by Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin in Bregancon is only at the very beginning.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 10 September 2019 06: 06
    +7
    So the Russian-European chess game started Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin in Bregancon, just at the very beginning.

    This napoleon will be put in place. It's just that the Merikatos have let go of the leash a little. Russia has no allies other than its own Army and Navy. And there is a forward-looking relationship with other countries for our benefit.
    1. cradle
      cradle 10 September 2019 06: 24
      -1
      it suddenly turns out that he has a lover as a guard ... we don't expect this, but that's how it will be ...
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 10 September 2019 06: 57
        0
        And what side to the economic prosperity of Brussels in general and Paris in particular can be attributed to the number of warheads in England and Russia?
        If warheads are used, it will be good for everyone at once. Regardless of whether there is a brexit or a sanction.
        1. AnpeL
          AnpeL 10 September 2019 08: 03
          +2
          Of course, it can also be good at establishing interaction and relations, but the very term "... turn towards Russia" somehow hints that the modern oyropa is such a whirligig, which is one side to you or the other. A slight change in the external environment or a certain pressure and the spinning top turns again. So it will be visible.
      2. Evil543
        Evil543 10 September 2019 07: 49
        -1
        With their psychology of tolerance, security lovers will be a plus, sodomites are bad.
        1. Evil543
          Evil543 10 September 2019 13: 01
          +1
          Rainbow on the site? belay where the world is heading ...
          1. cradle
            cradle 11 September 2019 01: 55
            0
            judging by the cons, this mold is here am
      3. Ilya-spb
        Ilya-spb 10 September 2019 08: 12
        -1
        A union between the European Union and Russia is not possible.

        1) external forces, including the Anglo-Saxons, will not.

        2) we are too different. The cosmism of Russia, its latent collegiality (in a philosophical sense), and the hedonism of Europe.
        1. To be or not to be
          To be or not to be 10 September 2019 11: 42
          0
          Europe will turn its face to the Urals.
          Europe's self-preservation instinct will prevail ...
          Then and only then will Europe be free from the American occupation, which has been going on since 1945
    2. Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi 10 September 2019 10: 18
      0
      No, buddy, the US won't let go of the leash. She pulls a hard muzzle on Europe-Russia-China. After all, sanctions are hitting not only Russia-China. European firms are urgently leaving their business in these countries under the threat of billions in fines. At the same time, American oil and gas companies have privileges to work in Russia-Saudi Arabia.
      While Turner-Murdoch keep Western European politicians in a democratic high. But the more European concerns are subject to sanctions, the thinner the purse of the ruling parties in the EU turns out to be.
  2. lucul
    lucul 10 September 2019 06: 09
    +2
    Les Echos: For the sake of its future, Europe can turn towards Russia

    Europe - from Lisbon to Vladivostok ...
    Until these freaks of Europeans, only 10 years later, the meaning of what Putin said begins to reach ...)))
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi 10 September 2019 10: 20
      0
      USA - from pole to pole. Trump has not yet reached European politicians laughing
  3. Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 10 September 2019 06: 44
    +7
    Oops, this turn bothers me !!! Myzh, Russians, good people - let us open our arms and climb fraternally to "kiss" (not to be confused with kisses of sexpidors - sexual minorities), but you just want to tell our rulers with a verb in the military dialect: wherever you kiss Europe, you will still end up in _opa! !!
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 10 September 2019 06: 51
      +1
      Just wanted to say it ... you got ahead of me hi
      How many curtsies were with Oland and he put a pig on us ... so I do not recommend the Kremlin politicians to kiss these perverts ... it will be bad.
    2. Hagalaz
      Hagalaz 10 September 2019 07: 21
      +2
      Yes, I would also be careful not to write boiling water from such a prospect. A normal, even relationship is good of course, but what is described sounds somehow utopian even.
      And yes, their vile LGBT people will be left empty.
    3. cradle
      cradle 11 September 2019 01: 56
      0
      how is the kolobok? only _white
  4. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 10 September 2019 07: 00
    +3
    "Composing in 1724 the program of a solemn ode or something similar to the celebration of the anniversary of the Nystadt peace, Peter wrote, by the way, that all peoples tried especially hard to prevent us from reaching the light of reason in everything, especially in military affairs; but they overlooked it, as if their eyes were clouded, “as if this were hidden before their brushes.” Peter considered this oversight a miracle of God and ordered to express this with special force in festive verses: “This should be diluted at length, but enough for the senses”, the plot gives an abundant supply That is why we want to believe the legend that has come down to us through many hands about the words that were once said by Peter and written down by Osterman: "We need Europe for several decades, and then we must turn our backs to it." bastard.
  5. Den717
    Den717 10 September 2019 07: 12
    +1
    In any development of the geopolitical scenario in the world, the rapprochement of Europe and Russian Eurasia would play into the hands of Brussels.

    Generally speaking, no attempts at friendship and cooperation can be seen from Brussels. Moreover, the current Brussels "princess" Ursula is not to be expected to move towards Russia without a kick from Washington. Where the author's optimism comes from is not clear. Macron started drowning for cooperation with Russia? Ha. He thinks VVP has forgotten about the Mistral? He still needs to try very hard to earn confidence in his words. And GDP has already shown that these words are worthless. Immediately after talking with Macron, he instructs Miller to work out the "western" gas route to China. And the resource base for this route is Yamal. Doesn't it look like anything? Yamal - Europe? And also China "freed" a part of LNG from the USA, which urgently needs to be attached somewhere at a "fair" price. It seems to me that now the pressure on Gazprom's volumes for Europe will noticeably increase, and official Brussels will faithfully fulfill the Washington instructions. That is why the GDP is working on the eastern vector for gas volumes released from the European direction. It doesn't even smell like an attempt to make up for losses at the expense of the EAEU. I suppose that the economic problems of the EU with the arrival of LNG from the US will only get worse. And the EU also understands this, and therefore sharply cuts part of the assistance programs to "Europe 2 speeds" and all kinds of Ukraine (a barrier to the import of food products from Ukraine). In the context of the latest news, I assume that the most disadvantaged country will be Ukraine. Germany, anticipating economic difficulties, will not miss its chance to become a gas transit country instead of Ukraine (SP-2). And it is quite possible that what Kobolev assumes will actually happen - the GTS of Ukraine will become empty. After which Ukraine will lose its value as an object.
    In any development of the geopolitical scenario in the world, the rapprochement of Europe and Russian Eurasia would play into the hands of Brussels. So the Russian-European chess game started by Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin in Bregancon is only at the very beginning.

    Something I do not share the author's optimism at all. I see no grounds and prerequisites.
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  7. Jurkovs
    Jurkovs 10 September 2019 07: 37
    +2
    Judging by the author's surname, these are our Wishlist. Europe seems to think differently.
  8. Evil echo
    Evil echo 10 September 2019 07: 47
    +1
    Why are you breaking spears, comrades? There will be no rapprochement. The Anglo-Saxons hold geyropa by the Adam's apple and if they allow them to be a little bit worn out, then only to gain the illusion of "freedom and independence." And this is a current about serious countries, not taking into account the limitrophes and other newly formed ones.
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 10 September 2019 07: 52
    +1
    In any development of the geopolitical scenario in the world, the rapprochement of Europe and Russian Eurasia would play into the hands of Brussels. So the Russian-European chess game started by Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin in Bregancon is only at the very beginning.

    And Baba Yaga .... tfu, Uncle Sam will be against it, definitely !!! Yes, but what will Comrade C say ???
  10. Ali Kokand
    Ali Kokand 10 September 2019 07: 59
    0
    Since the time of Peter the Great in Russia, hope for friendship, etc., with Europe. And what was known to everyone from this, but all the same, hopes do not die. Rake-walking is being exceeded into sports.
  11. Gardamir
    Gardamir 10 September 2019 08: 05
    +1
    As I understand it, they are afraid of the United States and China, and they want to fuck Russia themselves. Therefore, another "friendship", now with Macron, will not lead to anything good.
  12. sleeve
    sleeve 10 September 2019 08: 26
    +2
    Why do we need this? Why does the word "build relationships" sound like "bend"? let's not. let the EU is the EU, the EAEU is the EAEU, China is China ... It's more efficient ... But what am I talking about? if you are accustomed to "leaning" against someone, then alone it is scary. But no, they are shy, it's time to grow up and become a real "center of power". we will help. we are stability. We do not need this union on the way to a "non-mineral" economy from the word "at all". As with China on the current agenda. Give sanctions until at least 2030!
  13. cniza
    cniza 10 September 2019 08: 54
    +2
    In any development of the geopolitical scenario in the world, the rapprochement of Europe and Russian Eurasia would play into the hands of Brussels.


    So who will let them ...
  14. Mordor
    Mordor 10 September 2019 09: 16
    0
    The process has already begun, and those who wish have appeared under Russia's nuclear umbrella. Well, remove sanctions from Russia and conduct fair trade, drive them in the neck. Then Russia will ensure your safety. But not rapprochement, "cook yourselves in your values"!
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi 10 September 2019 10: 25
      0
      Gee. European leaders always have Guantanomo in mind, which can be a retirement pastime until they die.
  15. Zusul
    Zusul 10 September 2019 10: 13
    0
    The tradition is fresh, as they say ...
    Although, the Europeans could cooperate to hold referendums in each of their essays on the subject of joining as a subject ... the Paris region, the Spanish autonomous region and others ...
  16. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 September 2019 11: 10
    0
    For the sake of its future, Europe can turn towards Russia
    On the one hand, it is high time to cooperate on equal terms and without any prompts from the United States. On the other hand, the Americans will certainly do everything possible to prevent this. Wait and see.
  17. Prutkov
    Prutkov 10 September 2019 11: 53
    +1
    It's easier. The French, represented by Macron, are trying to take over the levers of EU control from Germany while the old Merkel is fighting the Tremere. This requires a new agenda. No one is going to fulfill it - Russia, after all, is not a crowd of Arabs with blacks. But the topic is declared. And you can get some positive points from this. But you can't relax either - along with beautiful words about "peace, friendship, chewing gum" they will strip naked.
  18. APASUS
    APASUS 10 September 2019 19: 36
    0
    For the sake of its future and present, Europe cannot turn towards Russia, simply because it is banally occupied by the Americans and wherever you look, there is dependence everywhere.
  19. xax
    xax 10 September 2019 22: 05
    +1
    For the sake of its future, Europe can turn towards Russia

    The full version should look like this:
    For the sake of its future, Europe can turn towards Russia with anything, not excluding its sirloin, so to speak, part.