Statement by President Barroso following the EU-Russia Summit
Russia is our largest neighbour and a close strategic partner
Russia is not only the EU's largest neighbour - it is also a strategic partner with which the EU is building a solid and mutually beneficial relationship. During the EU-Russia Summit, President Barroso highlighted the important progress achieved in recent years in key areas of cooperation. An ambitious and comprehensive bilateral New Agreement should become a solid basis for cooperation in the years to come – this agreement should include substantial provisions on trade and investment, including energy.