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Towards a New Approach in Eu-russia Relations?

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Due to the domestic events in the Soviet Union, the prospect of a new European Economic Community- Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (EEC-USSR) framework agreement soon became obsolete. The disintegration of the Soviet Union in general and the restoration of the Baltic States in particular raised many questions. A comparative analysis of the Trade and Cooperation Agreements (TCAs) with the Baltic States and the old TCA with the Soviet Union reveals some striking similarities. The Joint Declaration provided for regular meetings at ministerial level, meetings between senior offcials, exchanges of information and contacts at parliamentary level. The representative of the Commission, Bruce Millan, referred to the potential use of the conditionality clause in the TCA and announced that the Commission would closely monitor the minority situation. The Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) illustrate how the EU tried to influence the domestic development of the Baltic States.

Keywords: Baltic states; EEC-USSR framework; Joint Declaration; Soviet Union; trade and cooperation agreements (TCAs)



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