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The main thrust of the treaty is to keep Russian gas flowing to the EU (Photo: Gazprom)

EU and Russia resume treaty talks

Senior EU and Russian officials will on Tuesday (2 December) resume talks on a new treaty in Brussels, with the simmering conflict in Georgia low on the agenda.

Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov will meet the European Commission's top external relations official, Eneko Landaburu, for a "plenary" session of negotiations on a new "Strategic Partnership Treaty."

The treaty talks are set to take years, with Tuesday's event to debate banal issues and coming after more than...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

The main thrust of the treaty is to keep Russian gas flowing to the EU (Photo: Gazprom)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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