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EU reaches agreement on negotiating positions for Russia agreement

The European Union reached an agreement today at the level of ambassadors (COREPER) on negotiating positions for the new partnership and cooperation agreement with the Russian Federation, which has to be endorsed by the foreign ministers at the GAERC meeting in Brussels on Monday.

GAERC President and Foreign Minister Rupel thanked all Member States for their cooperation. The Slovenian Presidency has been actively engaged in reaching a compromise on the mandate for the launch of negotiations on the new partnership and cooperation agreement with Russia, which will significantly strengthen EU-Russia relations.


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Date: 21.05.2008