Article from: OGEL 2 (2009), in Editorial
Over the years, the relations between these two trading partners have degraded and the recent , still ongoing, Russia - Ukraine crises have further harmed this relationship that should be based on a mutual dependence rather than the fear over loosing markets or loosing supplies.
This OGEL special issue on EU - Russia relations has a large number of papers from distinguished authors which cover a number of key areas: The ECT and Investment Arbitration; Energy relations between EU and Russia; Implications of EU energy law and policy on Russia and Gazprom; and Russian Energy Sector and EU. We like to take this opportunity to thank Piero L. Fratini, Senior Consultant European Affairs at Interel Cabinet Stewart, and OGEL Associate Editor for EU Policy for preparing this special and coordinating the editorial process of the upcoming book.
This special was developed in co-operation with The EU-Russia Centre. The Centre is a not for profit independent information resource seeking to promote closer ties between the EU and Russia, more information can be found at the Centres' website at www.eu-russiacentre.org
A number of selected papers will also be published in the first OGEL book, more information will follow once the pre-editing and typesetting process is completed and the book is printed and ready to be ordered.