Yiorghos Leventis (PhD)
(Director, International Security Forum, Cyprus)
Copyright: International Security Forum (www.inter-security-forum.org) Publication on RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 12 November 2017.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the West’s reconciliation with Russia will start from the eastern corners of the European Union. In particular, both the Estonian President Kirsti Kaliulayd and the Speaker of the Slovak Parliament, Andrey Danko, call upon the club not to antagonise Moscow. Truly speaking, these small but strategically located states have little influence in the foreign policy making of Brussels. However, it is clear that as the West's reconciliation with Russia finally gets under way, such normalization of relations originates in the eastern corners of the European Union. Read more