|Author (Corporate)||European Commission, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy|
|Series Details||JOIN (2021) 20|
|Content Type||News, Policy-making|
Communication published jointly by the European Commission and the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on 16 June 2021, setting out a number of recommendations on how to strengthen the implementation of the EU's policy concerning Russia.
This Joint Communication reviews the state of implementation of five principles guiding those relations:
It proposes that the European Union simultaneously pushes back, constrains and engages Russia, with the aim of moving towards a more constructive engagement and political commitment by the Russian leadership. This is seen as indispensable to turn the existing tide affecting the relationship between the two sides.
The Communication addresses a request made by the European Council in May 2021 on laying out of policy options for the relations between Russia and the European Union (EU). The recommendations aim to inform a debate on EU-Russia relations during the European Council meeting in June 2021.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Russia|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|