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The last EU-Russia summit in Brussels in December - the main 'deliverable' was the signature of a non-binding memorandum on Russia's WTO entry (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

No 'deliverables' at upcoming EU-Russia summit

EU institutions would like to clip one of the two yearly Russia summits due to lack of content, but decorum forbids making the first move.

"We have signs from the Russians that if we suggested it [canceling one of the events], they would accept it. And we have given signs to them that if they made the suggestion, we would accept it. But nobody wants to come out with the proposal," a senior EU diplomat told EUobserver.

The contact noted that the twice-yearly format is out of date ...

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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 last EU-Russia summit in Brussels in December - the main 'deliverable' was the signature of a non-binding memorandum on Russia's WTO entry (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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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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